Press releases / Announcements

Exploring the governance and social impact of the Evros Delta National Park

The Management Body of Evros Delta and Samothraki Protected Areas and the Green Tank, in collaboration with the International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED) and the scientific oversight of the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge organized a workshop aimed at exploring issues of governance and social impacts of protected areas.

RES outperform fossil gas in Greece in the first four months of the year

As the lignite phase-out continues in Greece, one of the key questions to be answered is which source will replace lignite in the power mix. According to the latest data from ADMIE, the “battle” between fossil gas and RES (mainly solar and wind energy) continues. Graph 1 More specifically, although fossil gas (43%) had a larger share than RES (36%) in April, overall for the first 4 months of 2021 RES was the first energy source in Greece’s interconnected electricity network, contributing

Stop the expansion of fossil gas infrastructure

Their concerns regarding the proposal by 10 EU Member States to reintroduce fossil gas in the revised trans-European infrastructure energy (TEN-E) regulation, expressed 50 environmental NGOs and think tanks from these Member States in their joint letter.

How the EU Modernization Fund can be a driver for the fossil-free energy transformation

With a view to the forthcoming revision of the European Emissions Trading System Directive, the Green Tank, in collaboration with 5 other environmental organizations under the auspices of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, is presenting its position on the key issue of the Modernization Fund which is expected to accumulate funds in the order of 25 billion euro during the decade 2021-2030.

Replacement options for Ptolemaida 5

Alternative replacement options of converting the “Ptolemaida 5” lignite plant are compared in a techno-economic analysis prepared by enervis in collaboration with the Green Tank and Client Earth.