Saturday, 7 May, began a 107-hour stretch of Portugal’s entire energy requirements being satisfied by renewables, part of a growing trend around Europe.
Solar, wind, and hydro electricity completely replaced the need for coal, oil or gas use, resulting in “huge reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases”, according to a statement on ZERO.
It also means “Portugal can be more ambitious” in its bid to cut down on fossil fuel use, with renewables representing 48pc of the country’s energy use last year.
It’s been quite a month for renewable energy generation, with Germany showing 95pc of its energy needs were met …read more
Source:: Silicon Republic News