Portugal's National Energy and Climate Plan
The National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (PNEC 2030) establishes the objectives of the national climate and energy policy for Portugal.The PNEC 2030 sets new national targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including sectoral targets, incorporating renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, as well as lines of action and measures to be adopted for the decarbonization of society and for the energy transition, in conjunction with the Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050. With 58 lines of action and 206 measures to achieve the established goals, the PNEC 2030 also includes measures related to the internal energy market and to energy security.
by Jerónimo Cunha
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Committee for Climate Action
Portuguese Environment Agency
Directorate-General for Energy and Geology (DGEG)
Council of Ministers
Committee on Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning
Assembly of the Republic of Portugal
01 Nov 2016
Commitment to carbon neutrality
Portugal assumed the commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
01 Dec 2018
Entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999
Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, provides that all Member States must prepare and submit a Plan to the European Commission Integrated National Energy and Climate for the 2021-2030 horizon
15 Dec 2018
Submission of draft NECP to the European Commission
As established by Art. 9 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, each Member State shall prepare and submit to the Commission a draft of the integrated national energy and climate plan for the next decade.
01 May 2019
The preparation of the National Energy and Climate 2030 Plan was an open process, with a public consultation on Portal Participa, the organization of technical workshops with the different interested sectors and several thematic sessions.
01 Jul 2019
Approval of Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050
Council of Ministers Resolution No. 107/2019 approved the Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050 (RNC 2050).
01 Dec 2019
Approved by a majority in the Council of Ministers by means of a Council of Ministers Resolution.
31 Dec 2019
Submission to the European Commission
As established by Art. 3 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, each Member State shall notify to the Commission an integrated national energy and climate plan.
01 May 2020
PNEC 2030 Approval
The Portuguese Council of Ministers approved the National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (PNEC 2030) with Resolution 53/2020.