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  • Climate change will mean the extinction of one in five species of lizards in 70 years. (La Voz de Galicia)
  • According to official data of 2008, forest biomass could supply 3% of primary energy in Spain and generate 10,000 jobs. (CIEMAT)
  • It is possible to travel between Zaragoza and Huesca driving a car with hydrogen fuel cell thanks to hydrogen stations opened in both cities. (
  • 84% of people breathe air that exceeds the levels of health protection recommended by the World Health Organization. (
  • The instantaneous demand for electrical energy on the Spanish Peninsula registered a new maximum, setting the new record at 41,318 MW, at 13:26 on the 19th of July of 2010. This figure surpasses the previous maximum, 41.127 MW. (REE)
  • Electric cars may be charged in telephone booths. (El Progreso)
  • Artificial satellites use solar panels to generate electricity needed by their equipments. (Educational Nature)
  • Some experts argue that coal could end in two decades and not in the two centuries of official estimates. (Consumer)
  • Spain installed 2,459 MW in 2009 and has now reached 19,149 MW of accumulated power. (aee)
  • Current levels of air pollution cause 16,000 premature deaths in Spain. (Ecologistas en acción)
  • In 2008, the world had acumulated 15,000 MW in photovoltaic installations. (
  • According to the data contained in a report made by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturer`s Association, Spain ended 2009 with a total of 314,000 tonnes of old tyres being recycled. (
  • Wind power is consolidated as a third technology in the Spanish electricity system in 2009 to reach a production of 36,188 GWh, surpassed only by thermal combined cycle gas and nuclear. (Asociación Empresarial Eólica)
  • The concentration of greenhouse gases on our planet increased by 30% since last century. (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino)
  • Biodegradable plastic bags break down at the end of its useful life naturally in 180 days. (Spanish Association of Green Building)
  • Photovoltaic power could supply as much as 12% of EU electricity demand by 2020. (
  • 7% of the bill is for lighting the house, while appliances account for 17%. (EnerAgen)
  • More than 2 million children died from acute respiratory disease in 2000; 60% of these deaths were associated with indoor air pollution and other environmental factors. (UNESCO)
  • The 42.2% of Spanish energy expenditure is intended to cover transportation demand. (Greenpeace)
  • Europe consumes 17.45% of global energy. Consumption in Spain is 1.4%. (EnerAgen)
  • Hydropower is the most used renewable source of energy, it represents 19% of total. Canada is the largest producer of hydroelectricity, followed by the United States and Brazil. (UNESCO)
  • In 2009, seven million of bulbs were changed in Spain for free by low energy bulbs, a savings equivalent to annual electricity consumption of 147,000 households, or 94 million of euros per year. (IDAE)
  • By covering the kitchen containers you prevent heat loss and make your foods retain their properties. (
  • Each Spanish emits about 10 tons of CO2 per year on average. (Greenpeace)
  • Inside home, we spend more energy in air conditioning (heating and cooling) with 42.86%. (EnerAgen)
  • Every year the world loses an area of primary forest equivalent to the size of Greece. (Greenpeace)
  • TVs account for 9% of the energy consumed in Europe. (El Mundo)
  • About 20% of the house bill is spent on heating water. (EnerAgen)
  • Wind energy avoided in 2008 the import of fossil fuels worth more than 1,200 millions of euros. (aee)
  • Galicia imports 75% of primary energy consumed. Oil accounts for 50% of these imports. (Inega)