Sedes – Association for Economic and Social Development argues that Portugal should reactivate the Sines and Pego power stations, according to a statement released today.
“Mandatory a common energy strategy, with a reduction of energy savings of common sources and a reduction of Russia of common energy and a reduction of Russia of common energy this, reads the economy of Russia, in an urgent economy note.
Sedes then suggests several applications to be applied in Europe, including the “maintenance of coal gas power stations and, in the Portuguese case, the reactivation of the Sines and Pego power stations, as a diversification from the thermal central measures, in terms of thermal ‘backup’ in intermittent renewables”.
The speech also mentions the “maintenance of the bet on nuclear energy, as the French and the Finns are doing”, taking into account the “new and promising developments in nuclear technology, both with the 4th generation plants that will allow the use in the nuclear reaction of radioactive waste from power plants”.
For electricity, one should also stop “the use of biomass (unfortunately forgotten in Portugal) they are producing, ensuring in the case of a ‘mix’ with biomass and nuclear that is less volatile and more stable than the ‘mix’ with renewables and gas”.
The defense also defends the “construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals on the coasts and the two LNG organization devices on the Iberian Peninsula (between the terminals and Sines), with a view to narrowing the European supply of LNG and reducing the dependence on Russia’s natural gas supply through pipelines”.
Thus, there is a need for “strengthening between Spain and France, both in gas interconnections, with a view to placing the Iberian LNG terminals on the European gas market, and in electrical interconnections, with a view to reducing the effect of the electric island that has been the Peninsula Iberia, allowing the optimized use of space for use in renewable spaces in relation to Europe, does not allow the optimized use of space for Renewable Renewables”.
According to the organization, Europe must also agree with the “modernization and development of existing LNG terminals, so that greater capacity and flexibility are common” and call for “the definition of a European policy for the purchase of LNG and Natural gas” similar to what was done for covid-19 vaccines.
On the other hand, says Sedes, it is important to “set goals common to all European countries with regard to gas storage”, and in the case of Portugal and Spain, the “proximity with USA and Africa, technological and technical development of the LNG terminals in the Iberian Peninsula (including the one in Sines), with a view to strengthening the European supply of LNG”.
When these interconnections function correctly, “the different wholesale gas and electricity markets will have common rules across Europe” to be possible “an energy price as close as possible in European countries”.
“In an area that allows the freedom of people, goods and capital, energy should not be a restrictive element to the European project”, also highlighting a new “impulse for policies that promote the increase of energy efficiency in the European space, in common with measures that accelerate the replacement of gas by heat pumps”.
This work, from the Headquarters Observatory for Industry, Energy, Environment and Innovation, is coordinated by former minister Luís Mira Amaral and includes Clemente Pedro Nunes and Ricardo Nunes.