Lisbon plans clean electricity production boost

Portugal will double the amount of electricity generated domestically by 2020 with the aim of ultimately ending fossil fuel imports for generation, according to the newly re-elected Socialist government’s priorities published on Monday.

By 2020 wind capacity will more than double to 8500 megawatts, solar-generating capacity will go up tenfold to 1500MW and mini-hydro capacity will rise 50% to 750MW, the government said. The targets “represent a new ambition, going beyond EU objectives”, the prime minister's office told ENDS.

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