Portugal’s Council of Ministers on Thursday (21 May) gave the green light to a National Energy and Climate Plan 2030 and the EN-H2 National Hydrogen Strategy.
One of the cornerstones of the 10-year investment programme will be the construction of a 1-GW green hydrogen plant at Sines. This €2.85 billion project is slated for completion by 2030 and will use solar energy and wind.
Portugal has a stated ambition of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45%-55% by 2030 and is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Its decarbonisation efforts will be cross-industry and will include the transportation sector. One of the country’s initiatives will be the creation of a laboratory to undertake research and development into green hydrogen projects.