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How is the energy that I consume produced?

How is the energy that I consume produced?

Distribution of energy provided by Endesa Energy, per technology - 2016

Aspects such as the increased costs associated with energy production, scarcity of resources, availability of water resources, making the most of investments and reducing waste are very important for countries' economies. For this reason, Endesa is calling for consumer aware with regards to energy consumption and, at the same time, awareness of how to sustain the environment.

Consumer awareness of energy consumption allows energy to be used in a way that allows the consumer to experience maximum benefit and avoid energy wastage or inadequate usage, without, however, compromising quality, comfort or safety.

In order to have a clear idea about the origin of the electric energy that we provide here at Endesa, we would like to present you with some information about electricity that has been consumed during 2016.

 

Technology

Produzida electricidade

 

Monthly evolution of electric energy consumed by technology - (12 most recent months)

Produzida electricidade

 

Environmental impacts

Of all the activities of the energy industry (production, transportation, distribution, and commercialization), the production of electric power is the one that most frequently has the most impact on the environment.

The most significant environmental impact in this field stems from the emissions of the conventional thermal electric facilities (charcoal, fuel oil, natural gas). These emissions cause climate alterations and acidification.

Other impacts of energy production are local pollution by particles (in charcoal facilities), alterations in hydrological currents, loss of biodiversity (in hydro electrical facilities), and the production of radioactive residues (in nuclear facilities).

The impact on avifauna and habitats must be noted among the environmental consequences provoked by the production of electricity from renewable sources, as well as the impact on the landscape.

Radioactive residues (residues from radioactive elements that are no longer useful) remain active for millions of years, and when then come into contact with the environment, they are associated with interference with live tissue, and may cause genetic alterations.

 

Emissions 2016

CO2 emissions in 2016 were 381,58 g/kWh and radioactive waste emissions were 36,55 µg /kWh .

Monthly evolution of CO2 emissions - 2016

Emissions CO2 2016

Monthly evolution of Radioactive Waste - 2016

Evolution odf Radioactive Waste - 2016

 
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