17 November 2018

Spain is switching to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2050

Arthur Nelsen, on Mother Jones:

Spain has launched an ambitious plan to switch its electricity system entirely to renewable sources by 2050 and completely decarbonise its economy soon after.

By mid-century greenhouse gas emissions would be slashed by 90 percent from 1990 levels under Spain’s draft climate change and energy transition law.

To do this, the country’s social democratic government is committing to installing at least 3,000 MW of wind and solar power capacity every year in the next 10 years ahead.

2050 feels very far away — and this Spanish plan is still a draft law proposal — but if it means they will be out of this terrible equation, and if it means other countries will follow, then good job Spain.


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