Climate and energy loom large in Portuguese government talks

The Portuguese general election held last Sunday boosted parties whose electoral programmes prioritise tackling climate change and promoting a clean energy transition

The Portuguese general election held last Sunday boosted parties committed to tackling climate change and promoting an energy transition, opening the way for them to negotiate forming a parliamentary majority.

The ruling Socialist Party, which increased its vote, is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, phasing out coal-fired generation between 2025 and 2030, removing fossil fuel subsidies and developing offshore renewables.

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