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Portugal Posts Renewable-Generation Records for Month of March

Clean Technica: According to new numbers published earlier this month, Portugal’s renewable energy production in March exceeded the country’s electricity consumption for the month, a record not seen in forty years. Earlier this month the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association, APREN, alongside ZERO, Portugal’s Sustainable Earth System Association, highlighted data from Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN), the country’s […]

April 16, 2018 Read More →

Portugal’s EDP Sees Profits in U.S. Renewable Sector

Reuters: EDP (Energias de Portugal) is optimistic about renewable power investments in the United States, despite President Donald Trump’s push to support coal and nuclear power plants and a tariff his administration slapped on imported solar panels, its chief executive said in an interview. “U.S. renewables represent the growth engine of our company,” António Mexia, […]

April 12, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Spain: The High Cost of Political Interference in Power Markets

Ill-Advised Government Policy Aimed at Retarding Transition

The Spanish government’s move this week to block closures of inefficient power plants presents the latest example of a trend toward expensive political interference in electricity markets. Elsewhere in Europe, similar intervention can be seen in the shape of “capacity payments” that prop up gas, coal and nuclear power, as well as more recently in […]

November 16, 2017 Read More →