Sunset at Lisboa

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Pioneering Portugal has radically reduced its dependence on fossil fuels. This year nearly half of its electricity will come from renewable sources. 20 August [1] topic

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Climate change

Portugal is a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network

Portugal is the first EU member state to join the Climate Neutral Network. The country expects to generate 31% of all its energy from clean sources by 2020, including 60% of electricity; and its renewable energy plans include the world's largest wind, wave and solar energy facilities.

National policies to promote renewable energies include investment subsidies, tax breaks and fixed feed-in tariffs for photovoltaic, wave energy, small hydro, wind power, forest biomass, urban waste and biogas. [2]



Transition towns

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  1. 20 August 2010
  2. United Nations Environment Programme, June 5, 2009

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