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Do you know that

  • The Spanish recycled 1,351,903 tonnes of packaging in 2016, 4% more than in 2015 (Ecoembes).
  • Wind technology represents 1% of Spanish exports, with a total of 2,574 million euros in 2016 (aee).
  • Spain increased its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion by 1.6% in 2016 compared to the previous year, while the EU as a whole reduced its emissions by 0.4%(Eurostat).
  • Spain is the third country in Europe to manufacture wind turbines and the fifth in the world (aee).
  • 1,000 people die every year in Spain due to exposure to excessive levels of noise pollution and about 4,000 people have to be hospitalized (EEA, European Environment Agency).
  • Renewable energies produced 41% of electricity in April in Spain: wind power 22.1%, photovoltaic power 4.6% and solar thermal power 3.2% (REE).
  • In March 2017 sales of electric vehicles reached 578 units (Anfac).
  • At European level, about 40% of the population is exposed to traffic noise levels above 55 dB (DKV-GAES).
  • Did you know that the first offshore wind turbine was installed in 1991 and had just a tower of 35 meters, a rotor diameter also of 35 meters and a nominal power of 0.45MW (DONG Energy UK).
  • 70.3% of the electricity production in March 2017 came from technologies that do not emit CO2 (reve).
  • Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles totaled 13,953 units in the first quarter of 2017 (Anfac).
  • Did you know that Spain has been the 3rd country in the world in the ranking of net exports of wind technology in the year 2016 (aee).
  • In March 2017, renewable energy accounted for 43.9% of electricity in Spain, 23.9% for wind power, 1.7% for solar thermal and 3.4% for photovoltaic (reve).
  • Did you know that if the bees were extinct more than 20,000 species would disappear from the Earth (Ecological Galicia).
  • The water footprint of the Spanish population is 2,325 cubic meters per year per capita. About 36% of this water footprint originates outside Spain (Water Footprint).
  • The Spanish wind industry has manufactured 12% of wind turbines and components installed in the world (aee).
  • Sales of electric vehicles registered 380 units in February 2017, an increase of 49.6% compared to the same month of the previous year (Anfac).
  • The Spanish wind industry is a world benchmark. In Spain there are 195 factories in 12 of the 17 CCAA (aee).
  • In the first two months of the year, sales of electric vehicles registered 651 units (Anfac).
  • Hybrid vehicle registrations in February totaled 3,947 units, an increase of almost 89.4% over the same period last year (Anfac).
  • Wind power has been the technology that has contributed most to the Spanish electricity mix in February 2017 with 24.8% (REE).
  • You know that a battery takes over 1,000 years to disappear (Natural Environmental).
  • In February 2017, electricity generation from renewable energy sources accounted for 39% of production (REE).
  • Did you know that the energy that would be saved by recycling the plastic of a yogurt would be sufficient to keep a light bulb on for 1 hour (Twenergy).
  • Spanish landfills emit 11 million tons of CO2 annually (AEVERSU).
  • In January 2017, renewable energy produced 32.7% of the electricity demand in Spain. Wind power 20.1%, photovoltaic 1.8% and solar thermal 0.6% (REE).
  • In 2016, wind power covered 10.4% of European electricity demand (WindEurope).
  • During the year 2016 541km of electrical lines were put into service in the peninsular system, which places the total of the peninsular transport network at the end of the year in 40,647km of circuit (REE).
  • In the year 2016, 12,500 new wind turbines were installed in Europe, which means a total installed capacity of 153,100 MW (WindEurope).
  • 54.6% of electricity generation in January 2017 came from non-CO2-emitting technologies and 32.7% from renewable sources (REE).