Renewable energy gives Portugal, which imports all of its oil and gas, a way to gain a degree of independence over its economy, a European energy official said. Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic met Monday with Portuguese leaders to discuss clean energy and national energy plans. Largely isolated from European energy networks, the EU leader said renewable energy was helping Portugal gain economic leverage. “I congratulate Portugal for becoming one of the EU’s frontrunners in its usage of renewable energy,” he said in a statement . “This is also helping it to decrease its dependency on energy imports from abroad.” In April, German energy company E.ON said it made an investment commitment with Ampyx […]