A new
economic model

Barcelona, in its Climate Emergency Declaration, proposed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2030, in relation to 1992 levels. This means some 1,950,000 tons of GHGs.

energy generation

The city aims to minimise its dependency on fossil fuels and to promote the generation of local, renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions. This involves designing a new, more sustainable energy model.  

energy consumption

Barcelona consumes 15,896 GWh of energy a year. This represents a total of 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to driving a diesel car half a million times around the world along its equator.


June 29, 2022 - 13:48h

Would electric machinery make public works quieter?

Urban planning. The project will last five weeks and gauge pollutant emissions, the improvement in noise levels and energy consumption of two types of machinery.

June 28, 2022 - 17:52h

New renovation subsidies: over 71 million euros for an energy efficient city

Housing. The goal is to renovate 15,000 homes in the next three years.

June 21, 2022 - 16:46h

Ageing housing with poor energy efficiency but a huge potential for improvement

Housing. Some 85% of projects to make buildings more energy efficient could be carried out with Next Generation funds.

June 16, 2022 - 12:30h

Greater control of noise levels at night

Coexistence. Sound meters are currently being installed in various streets in the districts of Ciutat Vella, Sant Martí, Sants-Montjuïc and Gràcia.