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January 17, 2022

Spain | Green taxation to fight climate change

There is evidence that climate change is largely caused by human action: greenhouse gases emissions into the atmosphere are the main cause of global warming.

November 16, 2020

Spain | The necessary shift toward electric transport

The European economy faces an unprecedented challenge: reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 40% over the next 10 years in order to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal.

November 4, 2020

Spain | Greenhouse gas emissions as a problem, electric vehicle as a solution?

A necessary condition for mitigating GHG emissions from road transport is its electrification. To maximise the contribution of the electric vehicle to meeting the decarbonisation targets, its diffusion must be accelerated and the share of fossil fuels in electricity generation must be reduced.

February 25, 2019

Automobiles: Regulatory Changes and Demand

Did you buy an automobile in 2018? If so, was this a decision you'd considered in advance? Or were you encouraged to do so by ads from manufacturers and distributors with eye-catching discounts, driven by the new emissions approval cycle known as WLTP, which came into force in September?

November 5, 2018

"Closing the tap" on plastics

The pollution of the oceans by plastic is one of the most severe environmental problems facing humanity. This phenomenon has recently come to the fore in public opinion thanks to the distribution of distressing images on the internet and social media. Photographs of marine animals killed by ingestion, suffocation or entangl…

October 12, 2018

U.S. | Fighting Ocean Plastic Pollution

Bringing opportunities in the circular economy. A crisis of planetary proportions. An ocean of plastic. Preventing plastics from reaching the ocean. For banks, plastics could be more than credit cards.