Through the management of household waste, the emission of 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide will be reduced. “In the city, we have taken the required steps to support an urgent process: the adoption of a new energetic model. Thus, we are anticipating the strategy set by the European Union for 2020, whose main objective is to reduce by 20 percent both CO2 emissions and energy consumption and take advantage of urban waste,” said Ruiz-Gallardón.
The official also said that this plant makes the city council a producer of gas for fuel use, and not only as a source for electricity production. “In any case, the use of biogas as transportation fuel is a real revolution, led once again by Madrid, a city that is demonstrating its leadership in the fight against climate change and in the commitment to sustainable development,” he added.
Source: Municipality of Madrid