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You will probably have guessed it but May experienced the highest temperatures for that month since records began, with temperatures reaching 40ºC in Beja. This coupled with high winds has...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month with the longest days and the shortest nights in the northern hemisphere. The summer Solstice this year is on June 21 and this marks the time of...

Wave power tested in Ria Formosa

The Algarve’s Ria Formosa could be home to an innovative renewable energy project aimed at testing a Scottish prototype device that can generate electricity from the power of waves.

The...

Tavira’s green energy revolution

A play on the word “cooperative” joined to the name of legendary astronomer and mathematician Copernicus, results in Coopérnico – Portugal’s first renewable energy cooperative, whose pioneering...

“We are going to oversee a substantial increase in solar energy plants here,” António Sá da Costa, president of Portugal’s Renewable Energies Association (APREN), told us.

APREN, led by...

He’s already travelled the world, sharing his unique know-how with anyone willing to listen.

Celestino Ruivo, known for being one of the driving forces of solar cooking in the Algarve,...

Creating “greener, more economical and accessible” energy is the main goal of Alcoutim’s solar energy platform - one of Portugal’s first large solar parks.

In the next five years, it plans...

The risk of, and coping with, a humanitarian crisis

The terrible earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 that occurred in Nepal on April 25, resulting in a huge death toll and UN estimates that 6.6 million people have been affected, begs the unthinkable:...

Welcome to the May night sky. This month the early evening heavens are dominated by three bright planets. The most brilliant is Venus over in the west. This planet is as far away from the Sun as...

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Despite spats in parliament, Portugal’s...