Renewable sources of energy are natural resources, capable of regenerating in a short time and in a sustainable way.
Earth heat (Geothermal), biomass, tidal and wave motion, wind, sun and water are examples of renewable energy sources.
These sources avoid importing fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas to generate electricity, the emission of greenhouse gases, and reduce the price of electricity in the electricity market, thus contributing to greater economic and environmental sustainability.
Evolution of the Installed Capacity of the Different Sources of Electricity Generation in Portugal between 2000 and 2016
Evolution of the Electricity Generation in Mainland Portugal
The increase use of renewable endogenous sources in renewable electricity generation has been changing the Portuguese electricity production mix and has been playing an increasingly active role in the supply of the Portuguese Electricity needs.