Wind energy, nature and local communities: Is there a solution?

Nikos Mantzaris spoke about the importance of RES development and the conservation of biodiversity in an interview with the German television channel ARD in a show dedicated to the challenges related to the development of wind farms in the Aegean islands.

He stressed that in order for Greece to comply with the EU climate target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 there is an urgent need to increase the corresponding targets for RES penetration in the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). On the other hand, the development of RES can and must respect the conservation of biodiversity, the EU legislation and the opinions of the competent bodies. The key to achieving the above dual goal is the development of a new, rational, special spatial framework for RES, the provision of systematic and reliable information to the local communities and the structured dialogue with them.

You can watch ARD show here (in German)