IFLScience – Just a few days after it was found that Germany was producing so much energy from renewables that they effectively had to pay consumers to use it, yet another country has hit another renewable milestone. Portugal managed to keep its lights on for four consecutive days, powered only by renewables.
Data analysis of the country’s national energy network figures reveal that all electricity consumption was covered by solar, wind, and hydro power from 6.45 a.m UTC on Saturday, May 7 until 5.45 p.m UTC Wednesday, May 11. This impressive feat is just one of a number to have come out of Europe over the last year or so, from Germany last week, to Denmark last year breaking its own record by generating 42 percent of its electricity in 2015 by wind power alone.
“This is a significant achievement for a European country, but what seems extraordinary today will be commonplace in Europe in just a few years,” explains James Watson, the CEO of SolarPower Europe, to The Guardian. “The energy transition process is gathering momentum and records such as this will continue to be set and broken across Europe.”
Many Conservatives ignore any story that concerns renewable energy. I understand why. Almost every story concerning renewable energy is used to force upon the American people, and the world, an agenda of Climate Change and Global Warming, which is a complete hoax.
I have no problem with funding for organizations that study renewable energy. I think the intentions need to be checked, but the idea itself is only good.
With that being said, I love what Portugal is doing, as well as what Germany has been doing for some time. Again, the only problem is that these instances are almost always used to by the Globalist Elites to push the hoax that is Climate Change.
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