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Nearly 200 countries signed up on Saturday to a 156-page rulebook for implementing the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, ending some two weeks of negotiations fraught with political divisions.
But what is the rulebook, why is it necessary and why are some already criticising it?
APREN, the association of renewable energy producers, is in a major battle with the government over retroactive demands for a €300 million payback.
In addition to unveiling Portugal’s first renewables auction, State Secretary for Energy João Galamba has said he will fight speculation in the large-scale solar business, and introduce both longer timeframes for project construction and stronger penalties.
Distribution of the electricity generation by source
(December of 2016 until December of 2018)
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