Article by Ioanna Theodosiou on the results of the Digital Consultation Workshops regarding the course of Just Transition organized by the Green Tank.
A joint article by Lefteris Ioannidis, former Mayor of Kozani, Lazaros Tsikritzis, Head of the Ecological Movement of Kozani, Michalis Petrakos, alternate member of the Panhellenic Council of the Greens and Nikos Mantzaris on the need to abandon fossil fuels and develop renewables in Western Macedonia in a just, structured and balanced fashion.
The proposal for the creation of a new brand name “Nature Greece” to promote Greece’s nature was presented in an article in the Sunday edition of the To VIMA newspaper.
On the occasion of the World Environment Day and the conclusion of Green Tank’s new report entitled “Financing opportunities for a sustainable future during the 2021-2027”, Ioli Christopoulou in an opinion piece stresses the need to make use of the unprecedented level of funding of the 2021-2027 period for the transition of Greece and its regions to a new sustainable development model.
Ioli Christopoulou comments on the significance of the decision taken by the Ministry of Environment and Energy rejecting the installation of wind turbines on 14 islets in the Aegean Sea in Natura 2000 areas.
Opinion piece by Ioanna Theodosiou about the new reality Renewable Energy Communities need to confront.
Ioli Christopoulou comments on the significance of the report by Cambridge University professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on the economics of biodiversity, and the need to redefine humanity’s relationship with nature, not on the basis of what humanity can draw from it, but on the basis of what nature can provide.
Nikos Mantzaris discusses with journalist Cristina Brooks the developments leading to the recent decision by PPC and the Greek government to move forward the lignite phase out by 3 years, to 2025, and how Greece’s last lignite plant, Ptolemaida 5, can be converted into a sustainable renewables-based energy storage facility providing cheaper electricity than a fossil gas plant which is currently PPC’s default plan for the post-lignite future of Ptolemaida 5.
Nikos Mantzaris commented on the progress of renewables compared to other energy sources in Greece’s electricity mix as it becomes apparent from the analysis of IPTO data for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the consequences of this development, to Machie Tratsa, journalist of Finacial Post.
Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris in huffingtopost.gr on the reasons which render the immediate reform of the Greek National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) necessary.