Bioenergy in the smart city, origin and prospects

    The concept of smart city has recently invaded, in response to the urge to make more efficient use of resources. Bioenergy assimilates the benefits of the ICT era, proposing itself as a source of responsible, affordable and efficient energy, which is moving forward to meet the changing needs of new citizens.

    The European Statistics Agency has recently published figures for CO2 emissions by the EU 28. Though Spain has managed to decrease the percentage of tons released into the atmosphere from 12.6%, along with Germany, France, Italy, Poland and the UK, Spain continues to be one of the countries with the highest recorded carbon dioxide rates.

    The 20 20 20 horizon is still present in current EU policies, which then passes on to plans of action at national level. However, these plans belong to a much broader context which we must start off from.

    Article published in: FuturENERGY June 2014