In view of the World Environment Day on 5 June 2021, 31 NGOs with recognized work in the conservation of the natural environment in Greece have co-signed a joint document together with corresponding number of pictures, one per organization.
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
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.
Following another incident of catching, selling and displaying a Great White Shark in Greece, NGOs issue a joint call to the Ministry of Rural Development and Food on the protection of the sharks in Greece.
A fine was imposed to a TV production company for violating the environmental legislation in the protected habitats of Elafonisos, following a complaint by environmental NGOs, including the Green Tank.
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.
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.
The Green Tank, an Athens-based environmental think tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environment lawyers, have announced today their decision to withdraw their challenge against the Greek government’s decision to illegally extend the lifetime of one of its most polluting plants, the lignite-fired Thermal Power Station (TPS) Amyntaio.
Announcement on the decision by the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) to permanently retire four lignite units, Kardia I-II and Amyntaio I-II, with a total gross nominal capacity of 1200 MW, representing 27% of Greece’s total lignite capacity.
The Green Tank submits to the public debate its comments on Greece’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.