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Portugal’s energy overview, the renewables plan, and Portugal’s relationship with Africa
31 of May 2019
Portugal’s energy overview, the renewables plan, and Portugal’s relationship with Africa

As part of the aef2019 that will be held in Lisbon next June, we share here the interview with João Galamba, Secretary of State for Energy.


Portugal is set to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and to achieve it the country has approved its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) reflecting the challenges and the main steps to be developed by 2030. Portugal will also be conducting power generation auctions to reinforce solar capacity with the aim to reach between 6 and 7 GW of new capacity in PV power plants to be in operation by 2027.

The learning curve that Portugal is following at present represents the best of the country’s local

expertise, but also its global outlook. Energy diplomacy is increasingly a relevant tool to which Portugal has contributed. Moreover, the energy cooperation between Portugal and African countries at bilateral level has been amplified, generating excellent synergies through direct prolific relations.

 

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