The Green Tank congratulates the Greek Prime Minister on his historic decision to close all lignite plants by 2028. Attention now must turn to the just transition of lignite regions.
Nikos Mantzaris participated in the 2nd Forum of Just Transition Mayors organized by the Mayor of Weisswasser, Germany on September 12, 2019. The forum was attended by 15 mayors from 7 European countries (Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina), Greek MEP Petros Kokkalis, many representatives of the civil society, trade unions as well as journalists.
Losses in the range of €700 million from the operation of lignite units in the past 3,5 years are revealed by a Green Tank report titled “The economics of Greek lignite plants: The end of an era.” The report concludes by proposing the retirement of specific lignite units in the immediate future so that the losses that the PPC faces are minimized in the coming years.
The Green Tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environment lawyers, filed today an appeal against the continuation of the operation of the Amyndeo lignite power plant.
7 Golden Rules proposed by NGOs and think tanks participating in the Europe Beyond Coal Network to guide regional and national authorities in developing and implementing strategies for the just transition of coal regions in the EU
In view of the upcoming parliamentary elections on July 7th, 23 non-governmental organizations, actors from civil society as well as from the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) are asking political parties for concrete commitments to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen the Social Solidarity Economy.
The letter of the CEO of PPC to the European Commissioner of Competition is nothing less than an acknowledgement of the financial dead end the Ptolemaida 5 lignite project is facing, rendering imperative the need to find alternative solutions for the country’s largest energy investment, the Green Tank says.
The Green Tank sent a letter to Members of the Greek Parliament asking them to reject an amendment approving a market-wide capacity mechanism, which was submitted by the Minister of Environment and Energy late on Thursday evening.
The effort of environmental groups in Greece and Europe to relieve PPC and Greek citizens from the deadlocks associated with the sale of PPC’s lignite is reaching its peak.
8 environmental organizations sent a letter to the newly founded Secretariat of the Coal Regions in Transition Platform, with the goal of establishing a better cooperation between the Secretariat and the NGOs.