Net Zero: the urgent challenge of net zero emissions


 The planet is sending out 'code reds' for us to pump the brakes on global warming. The net zero emissions target is the only way to reverse course.

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Did you know that one of the ways to take advantage of sunlight to convert it into energy is through solar thermal power plants?


The 2030 agenda foresees that this technology will represent 7GW of the 157GW of installed capacity in Spain. Unlike a photovoltaic plant, which uses sunlight to obtain electricity, this one is based on concentrating the sun's energy to obtain thermal energy. The operation is similar to that of a thermal power plant, but instead of coal or gas, solar radiation is used. This is possible from the collectors, which capture and concentrate the energy that will heat the fluid that will circulate to g...

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The NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) phenomenon and renewable energies

Nimby, Not In My Backyard

The energy transition is impossible without renewable energy and, despite public agreement, not everyone wants a solar plant or a wind farm as a new neighbor.  NIMBY (Not in My Backyard), or community opposition to proposed renewable projects in their local area, is a common phenomenon that raises many questions we will try to answer in this post.   What is the NIMBY phenomenon? NIMBY is an acronym for "Not in My Backyard”. It consists of a social community's direct opposition to the negative ef...

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Joao Martinho, new country manager for Vector Renewables Portugal

Joao Martinho, new country manager for 
Vector Renewables Portugal

The contribution of renewables in Portugal is expected to reach 47% of gross final energy consumption by 2030. In addition, the Portuguese draft of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNEC) has outlined the roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In this scenario to accelerate the energy transition, Vector Renewables lands in Lisbon with its subsidiary ‘Vector Renewables Portugal Unipessoal, Lda’ in order to be closer to their clients and support them locally. For this new pha...

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