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Is 70 Percent Renewable Power Possible? Portugal Just Did It For 3 Months


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Cal
- 365 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Portugal's electricity network operator announced that renewable energy supplied 70 percent of total consumption in the first quarter of this year



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Jason S. (57)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:26 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Helen P. (57)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:32 pm
Interesting short article, thanks Cal.
 

Christeen Anderson (420)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:42 pm
Great news. Kudos to them. Thank you.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 8:48 pm
Thank you for the thrilling news! (N, P, T)
 

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:15 am
Great news. Noted.
 

Jason Topps (9)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:29 am
Great news, shows it is possible to achieve. Well done Portugal.
 

Jules S. (7)
Friday April 19, 2013, 1:00 am
Thank you for this! It's good to hear some good news. However, "Portuguese citizens are using less energy " probably because in the middle of a hard-hitting recession many can't afford the extortionate prices charged. Our consumer organisation, Deco, is trying to negotiate a better deal for all but until that happens it is the poorer families who lose out. How many rural families still cook on wood-burning stoves? In the village where I live everyone has one and not only are they used for cooking but for winter heat. So much for being green...
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Friday April 19, 2013, 2:20 am
I love it! Particularly "Dropping the fossil fuel habit: Portugalís electricity had 29 percent less coal and 44 percent less gas in it from 2012 figures." I would love to see the look on the faces of coal and oil CEOs when all of rebelled against their products.
 

Jens H. (117)
Friday April 19, 2013, 2:50 am
Thats the way the whole world has to go.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:35 am
Sounds good but why for only 3 weeks!? Thanks!!!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:40 am
Thanks for the good news Cal !
 

Hilary S. (45)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:40 am
bring it on!
 

Konstantin Trubin (555)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:40 am
Thank you, it's interesting. I'm happy for Portugal, the good news. It is a pity that it's not in all countries.
 

Konstantin Trubin (555)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:44 am
Noted.
 

pam w. (187)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:56 am
How about THAT?

Do you think the OIL COMPANIES would support such an effort here?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
 

Tammy Baxter (9)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:04 am
thanks for sharing
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:12 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:43 am
...WOW...that excellent A+
 

Winn Adams (178)
Friday April 19, 2013, 10:29 am
WOW
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:38 pm
wow....why can't we all do this.....oh, its the bought off GOP and BIG POISON ENERGY COMPANIES.....
 

Phil Heinlein (473)
Friday April 19, 2013, 5:08 pm
it's simply a matter of wanting to do it. until we decide to kick the fossil fuel habit, renewables are an afterthought. but this shows it's possible, so don't believe the propaganda coming out of the oil and gas industry.
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:35 pm
Right you are Phil....re: the propaganda coming from the gas and oil companies....Giving Portugal a big thank you.....now ...we know this is for real,,,,,it could be done.....This is exciting news for all of us!!!!!
 

John B. (215)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:21 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article by Ryan Koronowski. If Portugal can do it surely the US can! Read and noted.
 

Gvapo T. (21)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:14 am
great news! :)
all countries should do the same and more!
thanks cal
 
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