The small country of the Atlantic ocean is putting a lot of effort in diminishing the use of non-renewable energy sources, as its natural resources and location on the world map creates quite a favorable condition: sun, air and water are things Portuguese have too much of.
During spring, the effort to use more of these kinds of energy sources hit a new grand record: for four days straight, the whole of Portugal used solely renewable energy. 100% of the energy needs of the country were cover via solar, wind and aqua power.
Last year, Portugal produced 22% of its energy from wind power, and 48% of the energy used in total came from renewable sources. This is just the start of a clean energy future. Portugal hopes to be exporting clean energy over the next 15 years.
Oliver Joy, a representative for the Wind Europe trade association made a comment regarding this amazing achievement of the small country: “We are seeing trends like this spread across Europe – last year with Denmark and now in Portugal. The Iberian peninsula is a great resource for renewables and wind energy, not just for the region but for the whole of Europe.”