Portugal shuts down country's last coal-fired power plant

Source : 112 Ukraine

This step took place nine years before the deadline
15:15, 23 November 2021


Portugal shut down its last remaining coal plant over the weekend, ending the use of the polluting material for electricity generation. It becomes the fourth country in the European Union to do so, Еuronews reports.

The plant in question is Pego plant in central Portugal. It was the second largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the country. This happened nine years before Portugal's planned cessation of fossil fuel use in 2030.

About 60-70% of the country's electricity comes from renewable sources. However, Portugal still relies heavily on imported fossil fuels to meet energy needs.

It is also noted that Belgium, Austria and Sweden have stopped using coal to generate electricity.

As it was reported earlier, electricity supplies from Belarus to the Ukrainian energy system have resumed.

On November 8, Belarus claimed that it's not going to supply electricity to Ukraine based on the previously signed framework contracts. Olha Kosharna, the Ukrainian expert in energy issues and the member of State Inspection for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine posted the relevant document.

On November 9, Belenergo reported that Belarus continues to supply electricity to Ukraine under a contract signed in November.

Related: Gas prices in Ukraine may grow on December 1, - Naftogaz-Ukraine

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