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A new reliable road to travel
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1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
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The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
As part of the social impact management, the project has supported the improvement of a local road. Olmito Road was being used by local residence to travel within the area. The road was in disrepair and would often flood during rainstorms making the road unusable. In addition to the flooding issues, the integrity of the roadway would be impacted due to severe rutsin it.
Improvements to Olmito Road began in September, 2018. The base of the road was removed and replaced to allow for a stable roadway. A new base of geotextiles and six inches of compacted aggregate was placed on the road. A total 7.7 km were improved.
Work was completed on Olmito Road in December 2018. The improved roadway is now stable and compact and benefits the local residences by allowing them a reliable road to travel. In addition to the planned improvements to the roadway, the local fire department asked to extend the improvements north so that they would have a reliable roadway to travel to assist local residence in emergencies. The extension work is underway and will be available to local residence and emergency servicessoon.