Portugal

Council of Ministers Resolutions 104/2006 and 1/2008, establishes and amends the National Climate Change Programme (PNAC)

Executive
Programme; Resolution
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2006
The PNAC 2006 contains a set of measures defined for the sectors of the economy with an impact on GHG emissions: energy (demand and supply, including the sub-sectors transport, residential and services, and industry), agriculture and livestock, forestry and waste, and thereby developed a framework of policies and measures. 

GHG emissions are estimated and projected up to 2010, systematised considering a reference scenario and with 'additional measures' scenario for the period 1990-2010, assumed as the average year of the period 2008-2012. The PNAC 2006 was complemented with a new set of policies and measures, through Council of Ministers' Resolution 1/2008 in order to further strengthen Portugal's commitments on key emission sources such as energy (supply and demand) and transport. Resolution 1/2008 includes: an increase to 45% of the share of electricity production from renewable sources (previously 39%); the operational start of new natural gas combined cycle power plants (2160 MW in 2006 will now be 5360 MW in 2010); and the increase of the 5.75% biofuels goal to 10% in 2010, among others. The GHG emissions reduction potential from new 2007 measures is about 1 556 kt CO2e (adopted by CME 1/2008). RCM 1/2008 also approved the ETS National Allocation Plan for the period 2008-2012 (PNALE II) and provided an update on GHG allocations by sector for each of the activities established in Annex I of Directive 2003/87/EC. Order 13322/2013, of October 18, mandated the creation of the Working Group of the PNAC 2020 to monitor its development, with overall coordination left to the Environment Agency (APA, I. P.). Resolution of the Council of Ministers no 56/2015 amends PNAC to cover the period 2020-2030 (annex II).

Documents
  • Operational start of new natural gas combined cycle power plants (2,160 MW in 2006 will now be 5,360 MW in 2010) by 2010 against a 2006 baseline
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2006
  • 45% renewables of gross electricity consumption by 2010
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2010
  • Increase to 45% of the share of electricity production from renewable sources by 2010
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2006
  • Increase of the 5.75% biofuels goal to 10% in 2010
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2006
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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