The increase in renewable production has allowed the reduction of specific emissions from the national electricity generation sector, which, together with the closing of coal power plants located in Sines and Pego, allowed the value of 2021 to fall to 137 kgCO2 / MWh, an 73 % 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.

Source: ERSE, REN, APREN Analysis