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Spain has reduced its emissions by 23% by 2030 compared to 1990

Spain has reduced its emissions by 23% by 2030 compared to 1990

The Spanish parliament approved the Spanish parliament last week Climate law. The law aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23% by 2030 compared to 1990. Other goals for Spain’s energy conversion include renewable energy targets and the deadline to stop the extraction of fossil fuels and the sale of vehicles in fossil fuels. Fuels.

Spain’s current emissions are from the late 1990s

The Spanish Senate approved the climate law on Thursday, May 13 as the last necessary step to ratify the law. This law has several objectives associated with energy transfer.

Spain’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23% by 2030 compared to 1990 is one of the most important goals. This is significantly lower than the commitment of other European countries. For example, Germany announced last week that it plans to reduce emissions by 65% ​​by 2030 and the United Kingdom by 68% compared to 1990. The European Union wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.

However, Spain’s emissions increased between 1990 and 2007 and are currently in the late 1990s. Thus, Spain’s goal for 2030, compared to the starting point for 2020, is one of Europe’s most ambitious goals.

According to the law adopted, climate targets must be regularly reviewed. The first such review is set for 2023. Some believe that Spain will significantly increase its ambition in this review. According to them, asIndustrialized country with historical responsibility“The goal is to reduce emissions by 55% as in other parts of the EU.

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This is the world’s first climate law, which requires all companies to have clear climate action plans with emissions reduction targets within 5 years.

Spain wants to produce 74% of its electricity from RES by 2030

In addition, climate law immediately prohibits the issuance of new licenses for the extraction of coal, oil and gas. The actual extraction of fossil fuels must be completed in Spain by the end of 2042. By reducing subsidies for these fuels the use of fossil fuels will already be complicated. The use of grants must be economically and socially justified.

“For the planet, for our future, for future generations. As of today, Spain has a climate law to create a greener, more stable, more just and prosperous future for all.” In the states Tweet from the Spanish premiere of Sanchez in Point Pedro.

In addition, the law prohibits the sale of non-commercial vehicles for fossil fuels after 2040. Last, not least, the law aims to generate 74% of electricity from renewable energy sources and ultimately reach 42% of renewable energy sources. Consumption by 2030.