Alternative Energy in the EU: lessons from Portugal

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Abstract

EU is trying to reduce its dependence of fossil energies, assure alternative energy sources, and increase its energy security. It leads a global energy transition, which involves a considerable change in consumption/production profiles, energy market, transit and security supply. Portugal has been pointed as a good case of European politics: since 2006 it reduced 12% its external dependence, betting on renewable energies (+35%), and quadrupled electricity production from renewable energy fonts. In a global insecure context it can became a strategic country in energy issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of International Scientific Publications
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Renewable energy
  • European Union
  • Portugal
  • Energy policy

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