Spain gets two thirds of energy from carbon-free sources

Windmills on Cadiz.

SPAIN is generating 69 per cent of the electricity in the national grid through carbon-free resources, says a report released by Red Electrica de España (REE).

Demand for renewable, carbon-free energy has increased dramatically in Europe in recent years, and in March 2015 wind power accounted for almost a quarter of Spanish power at 22.5 per cent.

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The biggest generator of power is nuclear energy, accounting for 23.4 per cent of the country’s energy. Hydroelectric is also a major player in the Spanish energy market with 17.5 per cent of coming from such sources in March.

Spain is still aiming to increase the amount of wind energy generated in Spain, with a target of 40 per cent by 2020.


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