Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









VNR: Barcelona: Sustainable Energy City

334 views

Barcelona, city of sun and sustainable energy Everywhere in Europe, energy consumption increases, yet our supply of fossil fuels will not last forever and we need to find sustainable solutions. Several European cities have focused on renewable energies and have developed global concepts of sustainability. One of these, Barcelona has a unique regulation in the area of solar energy: the "Solar Ordinance". This decrees that all new buildings should use thermal solar energy for their hot water use. But that's not all. Everywhere around the city, the municipality promotes photovoltaic energy, a technology which allows the generation of electricity through the conversion of sunshine. Thanks to a collective political ambition, this Catalan capital is achieving a far more rational use of energy. This kind of initiatives is supported by different programmes of the European Commission, including the Campaign for an Energy Sustainable Europe 2005-2008. This Campaign will give a strong signal to political opinion makers, to private and public investors as well as to European citizens: to invest in renewable energies. This video report filmed in Spain in june 2005 illustrates the sustainable energy policy of Barcelona, one of the pioneer European cities, which has already achieved a genuine change in its energy supply. Interviews: Imma Mayol, Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Sustainability, Barcelona Toni Pujol Barcelona Energy Agency Pilar Blanco, une habitante de Barcelona Fernando Torras, Patronat Municipal Ignacio Doval, Manager Technologies, Barcelona Infrastructures Josep Acebillo, Commissioner for Infrastructures and Urbanism, Barcelona Patrick Genard, Architecte
INFO PRESS

Type: Video news release   Reference: I-049278   Date: 01/07/2005   Duration: 08:30 Location: Barcelona  
Languages: ORIGINAL, ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS

Tags: Solar power | Spain
Documents: LINKS,
RAPID: INFO PRESS,
© European Communities, 2005   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
To download, please log in






Related videos

02:18 Education, Youth and Culture Council, 2978th meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by an Björklund, Swedish Minister for Education and Research and President in Office of the Council, and Maroš Šefcovic
Education, Youth and Culture Council, 2978th meeting: extracts from the joint ...
Ref: I-064303
Date: 26/01/2010
03:04 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 2980th meeting: arrivals (Health)
Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 2980th meeting: ...
Ref: I-064357
Date: 01/12/2009
04:00 Visit of José Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU, to Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China
Visit of José Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister and ...
Ref: I-064354
Date: 01/12/2009
01:37 Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: arrivals
Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: arrivals
Ref: I-064355
Date: 01/12/2009
02:28 Eurogroup Meeting: round table
Eurogroup Meeting: round table
Ref: I-064362
Date: 01/12/2009
01:27 Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: round table
Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: round table
Ref: I-064356
Date: 01/12/2009
02:29 Eurogroup Meeting: arrivals
Eurogroup Meeting: arrivals
Ref: I-064361
Date: 01/12/2009
02:03 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 2980th meeting: round table (Health)
Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 2980th meeting: ...
Ref: I-064358
Date: 01/12/2009
More videos

Related photos

Participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, at the EPP Summit
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, at the EPP Summit
Ref: 015902
Date: 29/10/2009
Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the EU and  Serbia
Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the EU and Serbia
Ref: 015843
Date: 23/10/2009
Opening of the 'Opening of the Border 1989' exhibition by László Kovács, Member of the EC
Opening of the 'Opening of the Border 1989' exhibition by László Kovács, Member ...
Ref: 015817
Date: 22/10/2009
European Development Days 2009
European Development Days 2009
Ref: 015837
Date: 22/10/2009
Conference on the future of the Trans-European transport networks
Conference on the future of the Trans-European transport networks
Ref: 015842
Date: 21/10/2009
Ministerial Conference on trafficking in human beings
Ministerial Conference on trafficking in human beings
Ref: 015829
Date: 19/10/2009
Visit of Joaquim Rafael Branco, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, to the EC
Visit of Joaquim Rafael Branco, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, to the ...
Ref: 015830
Date: 19/10/2009
Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to the EC
Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to the ...
Ref: 015831
Date: 19/10/2009
More photos

Video Player   Need some help?


You don't find what you are looking for? Ask us!


Tue 17/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU), has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme.
Tue 17/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with...
Tue 17/10
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 17 October 2017 EU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan Today, the European Commission will disburse a €100 million loan to Jordan under the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme.
Tue 17/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT September 2017 - September 2017 - Brussels, 17 October 2017 Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in September 2017, stable compared with August 2017. In September 2016 the rate was 0.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.8% in September 2017, up from 1.7% in August 2017.
Fri 13/10
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In October 2017, the European Commission will present a set of measures to better defend European citizens against terrorist threats and build a Europe that protects. Together with the 11th Progress Report towards an effective and genuine Security Union, the package will include...
Mon 16/10
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 16 October 2017 Eurostat: 17 octobre: journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté - Tendance à la baisse pour la proportion de personnes menacées de pauvreté ou d'exclusion sociale dans l'UE En 2016, 117.5 millions de personnes,...
Mon 16/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 October 2017 In 2016, 117.5 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU)were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty),...
Mon 16/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT August 2017 - August 2017 - Brussels, 16 October 2017 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2017 was €171.5 billion, an increase of 6.8% compared with August 2016 (€160.6 bn).
Mon 16/10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2017 The following joint statement was issued by President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Theresa May following their working dinner in Brussels on 16 October 2017: "The Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission had a broad, constructive exchange on current...
Mon 16/10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2017 "Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the devastating forest fires in Portugal and Spain and the storms affecting Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2017