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Do you know that

  • Every year 1.7 million children under 5 years die in the world a consequence of environmental pollution. (WHO)
  • In 2016 more than 14,000 tonnes of waste of electronic devices were collected in Galicia, which translates into an average of 5 kg per person (Consellería de Medio Ambiente).
  • 93.9% of Spaniards breathe polluted air at levels recommended by the WHO (Air Quality Report 2016 Ecologists in Action).
  • Did you know that the world's three largest GHG emitters (China, US and EU) emit 14 times more than the 100 countries that close the global list together (WRI, World Resources Institute).
  • For the first time the maximum instantaneous electrical demand of the peninsular system has occurred in summer period, 40,489 MW registered on September 6, 2016 at 13:32 (REE).
  • CO2 emissions from electricity generation in Spain in 2016 have been at the lowest level of the last ten years, being 18.3% below those of 2015 (REE).
  • The water footprint is an indicator that shows us the consumption of water per person per year. It includes direct and indirect consumption, that is, that necessary to produce goods and services. The water footprint of Spain is: 2,461 m3 (Ecointeligencia)
  • Did you know that the number of wind turbines that are installed worldwide is 341,320 (data from 2016) (aee).
  • The registrations of hybrid and electric vehicles reach in Spain in the first 5 months of the year the 23,952 units (Anfac).
  • More than 9.8 million people were working in the renewable energy sector by the end of 2016 (IRENA).
  • Each liter of wastewater that arrives at a medium-sized sewage treatment plant contains an average of 59.2 micrograms of drugs or drug metabolites (i-UNAT, Institute of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources).
  • In Spain around 9 million people support noise levels above 65 decibels (dB) recommended for daytime hours by the WHO (DKV-GAES).
  • 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).