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International Update Volume 50, Issue 4

PORTUGAL, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA MOVE TO EXIT COAL, CUT EMISSIONS

Germany

Portugal, Germany, and Australia have taken measures this past week to achieve ambitious emissions reduction goals. On January 28, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced that a hydroelectric project under construction in northern Portugal will replace all power lost from the closing of the country’s final coal plants. The project, called the Tamega complex, will generate enough energy to supply 2 million homes.