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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Portugal hits 60 percent renewables



http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/mixed-greens-portugal-hits-60-per-cent-renewables-61965
Portugal is the newest country to make the list of over 60% renewable electricity. According to this report by the network operator REN, it got 70 per cent in quarter one of this year. The largest part (37 per cent) comes from hydro, which had excellent weather conditions, leading to a 312 per cent increase over last year’s figures. But wind also contributed 27 per cent, with a 60 per cent increase, also primarily due to favorable weather conditions. As expected, generation from coal was down by 29 per cent, and from gas was down by 44 per cent. (reprinted from Cleantechnica).

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