The main centers of economic progress are cities. In fact, 50% of the world's population lives in cities. If we aim for a sustainable planet, cities must evolve towards a more resilient inclusive, interconnected and intelligent model. Zero-emission vehicles, the correct collection and transport of waste and highly efficient building constructions are aligned with the European taxonomy.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES, SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Solutions for cities aligned with the European taxonomy:
15 % of sales
4 % of EBITDA
100 % of CAPEX
Specifically, the main European taxonomy applicable criteria for urban solutions, with which we are aligned, are:
- Zero-emission vehicles, like our electric mopeds.
- The collection and transport of non-hazardous waste carried out separately and according to origin, for proper reuse and/or recycling.
- A new building that meets the national requirements for nearly zero-energy buildings and has an EPC energy efficiency rating of B or higher.
Zero-emission vehicles, the correct collection and transport of waste and highly efficient building constructions are part of the European taxonomy, with which we are aligned
At the end of 2020, ACCIONA had a fleet of more than 12,000 motorcycles powered by electricity from renewable sources and spread over eight cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Malaga, Milan and Rome), which makes us the world's largest operator in this sector. This year we have avoided more than 850 tCO₂e, the emissions generated by 100,000 cars every day, and freed up space comparable to more than 45 football stadiums.
We have more than 12,000 electric motorcycles spread over eight cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza and Malaga in Spain, and Milan and Rome in Italy.
To speed up the transition towards a circular economy we develop waste recovery projects, not only to reduce waste, but also to generate renewable energy. We are currently preparing the design, construction and commissioning of three waste-to-energy plants: one in the United Kingdom and two in Australia.
We execute landscape improvement plans for municipalities, environmental impact studies, regeneration of natural environments with artistic value, gardening services and maintenance of green areas. In the field of maintenance services, we contribute to preserve the cities by cleaning with innovative and sustainable machinery.
ACCIONA executes landscape improvement plans for municipalities, environmental impact studies, regeneration of natural environments with artistic value, gardening services and maintenance of green areas. In the field of maintenance services, we contribute to preserving cities by cleaning with innovative and sustainable machinery.
Ness Energy Project
ACCIONA has been selected to design, build and operate an energy-from-waste plant in the East Tullos area of Aberdeen (Scotland). The Ness Energy Project will have an installed capacity of 14 MW and will be able to process 150,000 tons of waste per year.
Madrid's historic parks
Comprehensive conservation and maintenance of more than 300 hectares and 45,000 trees in Madrid's eight most emblematic parks. ACCIONA uses electric machinery and vehicles in this contract.
BRESAER: Breakthrough solutions for adaptable envelopes for building refurbishment. Under this title, ACCIONA is researching smart façades to reduce energy consumption in buildings.