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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