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In 2019, the energetic intensity of the portuguese economy was 130,66 tep/M€'2010. This value is above the average of the EU-28 (114,34 tep/M€'2010).

 

Source: EUROSTAT

The increase in renewable production has allowed the reduction of specific emissions from the national electricity generation sector, which, together with the reduction in consumption verified in 2020 resulting from the pandemic of COVID-19, allowed the value of 2020 to fall to 162 kgCO2 / MWh, an 69% reduction compared to the value recorded at the beginning of the century.

In the coming years, renewable electricity is expected to continue to influence the decarbonisation of Portuguese society, motivated by the forecast of an increase in the production of renewable energy and the phase-out of coal-fired power plants.

Source: ERSE, REN, APREN Analysis