The city of Soria has made significant progress in incorporating renewable energy sources. For its part, the City Council has invested in energy obtained 100% from renewable sources, for supplying its buildings. In addition, the installation of LED technology has been implemented in the city’s Old Town. This initiative was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Regarding heating, the District Heating System supplies a large percentage of the city with biomass heating, replacing other contaminating sources such as natural gas and diesel.
According to the updated draft of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030, published in January 2020, electricity generated from renewable sources will represent 74% by 2030, and 100% by 2050.
In alignment with national strategies, we believe in promoting the right to energy access as another fundamental pillar in transforming the energy model. In this sense, measures that promote responsible self-consumption, or the energy-efficient renovation of buildings, will make it possible to reduce conditions of vulnerability and energy poverty.
On a global scale, energy production and consumption, along with transport, are the main causes for greenhouse gas emissions.
The demand for energy is constantly increasing, driven by changes in lifestyle and the exponential growth of the world's population. The electrification of transport is a clear example of what constitutes a green alternative, but only when its power source is of renewable origin.
Global energy demand is expected to show an increase of 50% by 2040. Supplying this demand with non-renewable energy resources would have devastating environmental consequences, as well as undermine the development of countries.
Energy transition has the greatest impact on reducing emissions. We must deepen the active policy of attracting investment, especially in the industrial and residential sectors.
In this section, we will focus on finding the best strategies to guarantee the right to energy access, exploring Soria's natural potential for energy self-sufficiency, and making improvements that will guarantee the efficient use of energy in homes and buildings.
Our goal is that all of Soria’s inhabitants may benefit from local sustainable energy. We hope that this, in turn, will create jobs and favour the development of an intelligent network that will facilitate the energy transition, and improve our quality of life.