CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
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.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
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.
The social initiatives of the company are based in the communities in which the projects are located, and are mainly donations, grants, contributions to schools, support of sports events and other academic and sporting activities.
The most emblematic social project that ACCIONA implements in United States, is the award of grants to students who wantto study engineering, physics, chemistry or business administration at university.
This initiative is carried out in the areas of influence of 4 wind farms:
- Tatanka in North Dakota
- Red hills in Oklahoma
- Ecogrove in Illinois
- San Roman in Texas
Since 2009, the company has awarded 61 students across the United States who were interested in careers related to sustainability or renewable energy. Students have to submit their applications and go through a selection process in which the mos tsuitable ones are select forthe scholarships.
The objective of this action is to help students belonging to the districts in which ACCIONA is present, to become the next generation of professionals working on innovation and sustainability, as well as to strengthen the communities where the projects are found.
This year marked a milestone for the program. In the summer, Frederick Lapka a 2017 recipient of a scholarship from Tatanka in North Dakota returned to wind farm to accept a job as a summer intern. Lapka said that he used his scholarship, in part, to advance hisstudiesso that one day he may work in wind power.