In 2018 both countries were integrated into the prestigious club & # 39; those who are already 100% renewable, at least during certain times of the year, these countries are Norway and Portugal.
For some time, Portugal has strengthen its investments in & # 39; renewable energies and these efforts have already severe and irreversible results. A report by the Association of Renewable Energy of Portugal reported that the month of generation & # 39; & # 39 by March, renewable source has reached 103. 6 percent of the demand of the whole country. Much more than what I needed. From this percentage, 55.5% and 40.2% was hydroelectric wind, while the remaining percentage corresponds to solar power.
What renewable energy does not generate benefits? Of course, yes! The country saved 21 million euros and the planet was saved from emission & # 39; 1.8 million tons & # 39; carbon.
This year, Norway has gained 98% between 100 and & # 39; clean production thanks to the hydroelectric plant, which occupies more than 96% of the sector in which important projects have been developed and used new technologies. Two to four percent comes from wind, solar and bioenergy. Norway also promotes green transport, here also has another world record, f & # 39; less than a decade it has been proposed to give a total turn to EVs.
In 2017 the country earned 300 days & # 39; 100% & # 39; renewable energy thanks mostly to projects & # 39; its hydroelectric generation. In 2018 the new President & # 39; this nation announced a ban on fossil fuels to promote hybrid, electric and other sustainable alternatives. When more than three decades ago Costa Rica began to talk about clean energy appeared to be talking about building & # 39; sand castles, but today has proven itself and the country worked great success beyond by promises and good intentions.
This small country & # 39; 3.4 million people have already utilized the full potential of its rivers for hydroelectric generation and has been investing 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per year in & # 39; structural reform to obtain energy sovereignty in the years & # 39; drought and reduce its environmental footprint. Clean Energy XXI stressed that in the last 6 years, Uruguay has invested more than 22 billion dollars in & # 39; sustainable energy that can & # 39; removed and is now standing as a regional leader. The country has extraordinary winds and this is where its greatest use is to generate clean energy. Note that this does not mean to neglect the solar or the use of biogas.
Iceland and Lesotho
The hydroelectric plants & # 39; Lesotho: In 1998, hydroelectric plant was opened to allow the sale of & # 39; energy and water in Africa & # 39; South. The country produces 90% of energy needs. The small industry of the country is based on the transformation of agricultural products and apparel. The Lesotho managed to be 100% renewable, thanks to hydroelectric power but still dealing with drought in & # 39; those times to buy energy from other neighboring countries. The process of renewal should be consolidated and moving & # 39; forward.
The volcanoes & # 39; Iceland: Power in Iceland is based almost entirely on renewable energy. In 2011, this country produced 65 444 GWh & # 39; primary energy, of which over 85% came from local sources & # 39; renewable energy. Geothermal energy of 66.3% volcanoes & # 39; primary energy, supplemented by 19.1% hydroelectric and other sources. In 2013, electricity produced reached 18 116 GWh, which generated almost 100% with & # 39; renewables – which jumped 99% in 1982 and almost exclusive since. The main uses of geothermal energy are heating of buildings, b & # 39; 45.4% of the total geothermal consumption, and electricity production, b & # 39; 38.8%. About 85% of households in the country are heated with & # 39; this energy.
This path is not easy, there are many interests, especially the big oil companies. Now march to victory is nothing to prevent renewables are to stay. We thrive against all odds in Spain, b & # 39; re place in Argentina and of course in Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico and Brazil.
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