The Spanish Congress of Deputies approved a law on climate change and energy transition on Thursday. The law aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years and set a target for 2030 for reducing emissions by 23 per cent compared with 1990 levels.
The far-right wing Vox party voted against the bill, which requires that by 2030, 42 per cent of all energy come from renewable sources and 74 per cent of all electricity be generated from renewables. The law seeks to help Spain achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in compliance with the 2015 Paris agreement.
"It has been intense work, thanks to all of the parliamentary groups for forging a consensus and improving the climate law," said Minister for Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera.