Portugal’s coal-free date brought forward to 2021 with new plant closures

The move comes after the decision of the energy company EDP to close its Sines coal plant, bringing the country’s goal two years earlier than expected

Portugal's coal-free date has been brought forward to 2021, after the announcement from energy company EDP that it plans to close its coal plants in the Iberian Peninsula.

The firm plans to shut down its Sines coal power plant in January 2021 - this means Portugal could reach the end of coal generation two years earlier than expected.

The company is also closing coal facilities in Spain.

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