For the first time in over 40 years, Portugal generated more renewable energy than needed. In March, energy from renewable sources, mostly wind and hydroelectric power, made up 103.6 % of mainland electricity consumption according to data from REN.
A report by the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and the sustainability group ZERO said: “It is expected that by 2040 the production of renewable electricity will be able to guarantee, in a cost-effective way, the total annual electricity consumption of mainland Portugal”.
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