Brief note : Spain votes energy transition law
11 December 2020

On 19th May 2020, Spain’s Council of Ministers submitted a bill to Parliament on climate change and energy transition. Adopted on 3rd November, the bill builds on the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan, which has just been updated for the period 2021-2030.

The bill provides for 97% of all the country’s electricity consumption to be obtained from renewable sources by 2050 (around 20% at present). It also sets out targets and contributions for each economic sector, for example a target of at least 35% of final energy consumption from renewables by 2030.

New vehicles and state-owned ports will have to become carbon neutral by 2040.