The current energy model feeds mainly on the consumption of fossil fuels originating from outside the city. The use of these energies is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The energy generated from local (renewable and waste) resources represents a mere 2% of the total.
Public grants and subsidies for renovating buildings and homes includes initiatives for reducing the environmental and energy bill, using materials with a low ecological footprint and promoting energy self-sufficiency based on local renewable sources, by turning terraces and roofs into energy producers.
Barcelona’s commitment is that by 2030 we will have reduced greenhouse gas emissions (or CO2 equivalent) by 45% per capita compared to the 2005 figures, and multiplied solar power generation in the city by five.
Doubling local power generation and reducing energy consumption by 9.9% by 2020, compared to the figures for 2008.