Tag: Climate change

Portugal Closes Last Coal Plant

It is a historic moment in the Portuguese electricity system: the Pego coal plant, in Abrantes, produced electricity for the last time on Friday morning, and, with no more coal to burn, closes a chapter in the country’s energy history.

Tejo Energia’s thermoelectric power plant, in Pego, no longer has coal to burn. It stopped producing on Friday morning, in what is a milestone in the history of the national electricity system, which has abandoned coal as a way of generating electricity.

With the end of production at the Tejo Energia plant, and after the shutdown, in January of this year, of the EDP thermoelectric plant in Sines, Portugal no longer has any electricity production from burning coal.

Translated via google

The production of electricity from coal in Portugal has ended
Miguel Prado

Boston’s Carbon Emissions Goals, Climate Change


Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh says the updated Climate Action Plan he’s releasing Tuesday will significantly cut carbon emissions from buildings, which account for most emissions in the city.

Among the initiatives are investing in energy saving improvements to city-owned buildings, transitioning the city’s vehicle fleet to low-emission vehicles and developing new guidelines for city-backed affordable housing projects.