PORTUGAL RUNS ON RENEWABLES FOR FOUR AND A HALF DAYS
In a remarkable achievement reported by The Guardian, the country of Portugal ran only on renewable power for 107 hours in the month of May. The sources of renewable power that the country relied on were hydro, wind and solar power.
During the year 2016, 59% of the national energy production was fulfilled through renewable energy while the remaining was from fossil fuels. Out of the 59% yielded from renewable sources, 2% was from solar, 25% was from wind and remaining 32% was from hydro. The article quoted ”the managing director of the Portuguese Renewable energy association Apren, believes that by 2020, Portugal will be able to generate 60% of its energy from renewables and will be able to completely rely on renewable power by the end of 2040”.