Barcelona wants to contribute towards the fight against climate change by improving energy efficiency as well as reducing its dependency on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. The city therefore promotes renewable energies and improvements in urban air quality, by taking action on noise, lighting and air quality.
The mission of Barcelona’s Local Energy Agency is to help position the city as a model for dealing with energy issues and their environmental effects.
The City Council is seeking to reduce the city’s energy dependence on outside sources, and encourage the presence of local, renewable and grid power generation. In other words, to move towards energy self-sufficiency.
Barcelona City Council is committed to energy self-sufficiency as a strategy for reducing energy consumption and increasing local renewable power generation.