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They shut coal down

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About a year ago, Portugal closed down its last coal power plant, ending its dependence on the high carbon-emitting energy source, and adopted renewable options. Now renewables, including solar and wind, generate over 40% of Portugal’s total energy and will likely generate up to 80% by 2026.

It is the fourth EU country to do so, behind Belgium, Austria, and Sweden. France, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and Ireland are the next line to take the remarkable leap. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

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