Renewables supplying 88% of February electricity

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Health & Environment, Renature · 03-03-2021 16:00:00 · 1 Comments

In February, the production of renewable energy in Portugal reached its highest value since April 1979, with hydraulic energy reaching the highest value ever, according to REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais.

According to REN, "renewable production supplied 88 percent of electricity consumption in February, including export balance, and non-renewable the remaining 12 percent", making it "the highest renewable percentage since April 1979".

"The balance of exchanges with foreigner’s exporters was equivalent to about 20 percent of national consumption", according to the energy company, which also points out that "the consumption of electric energy presented a contraction of 3.1 percent comparing to the previous year, due to fundamentally to the leap year effect, with one day less".

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All great headlines,but the fact remains Portugal has some of the highest electricity prices in the EU.Yet it's people are amongst the lowest paid and highly taxed.

Time for a radical reboot of the Portuguese economy and tax system.

By James from Algarve on 04-03-2021 06:12
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