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2018-04-03
Portugal’s growing green energy production hits milestone
Green energy activists in Portugal are hailing a milestone after favorable weather conditions helped production from renewable sources in March to exceed the country’s monthly electricity consumption for the first time.
2018-03-17
Spain returns to wind energy with record low prices
Wind energy was awarded nearly all of the 3GW available in the Spanish renewable energy auction whose results were announced on 17 May.
2018-03-14
Renewable energy supplies Portugal for three days running
One of the benefits of the current run of lousy weather is that Portugal has been self sufficient in renewable energy for three consecutive days. 
2018-02-26
Formula E drives electric mobility innovation
The most recent Formula E race and associated FIA Smart Cities event in Santiago, Chile last week highlighted the importance of sustainable mobility and the advantages of advancing electric technology as quickly as possible.
2018-01-11
Renewables bring 44% of Portugal's power in 2017
Renewable power plants met about 44% of Portugal's electricity consumption in 2017, shows data from the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy (APREN).
2018-01-08
Portugal's CO2 emissions rise 25% in a year
The Portuguese Association for Renewable Energies (APREN) and environmental group, the Zero Association, today called for more effort on renewable energy production in Portugal as a way of increasing the country's self-reliance.
2017-12-28
World’s first photovoltaic highway nears completion in Jinan
Workers have been paving photovoltaic devices on a ring road in Jinan, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, to build a solar-powered system for charging poles.
2017-12-18
Coalition, including Microsoft and Amazon, urge EU to back 35% renewables target
A coalition that comprises of some of the largest companies in the world has formed in order to urge EU energy ministers to back a renewable energy target during a meeting on 18 December.
2017-11-11
New Delhi’s ‘gas chamber’ smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there
In India’s capital, pollution levels are so high that a city official called it "a gas chamber."
2017-10-17
Large-scale solar is not ready for the spot market in Portugal
In an interview with pv magazine, President of APREN, Sá da Costa, has explained why solar and renewable energy power plants selling electricity to the spot market are still unviable in the country, and has urged the government to introduce auctions.