There is no doubt that the crisis created by the corona virus demands our attention and top place in the news. Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the worrying and long-term consequences of the new bill proposed by the Ministry of Environment and Energy if it goes forward as submitted in the public consultation.
Nikos Mantzaris referred to the need for a revision of the allocation criteria for the, currently under nergotiation, European Just Transition Fund in an article my Machie Tratsa.
Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the upcoming legal proposal by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, which among other issues will include provisions for a new framework on the management bodies of Greece’s protected areas.
The significance of Greece demanding a change in the criteria used to allocate funds of the new European Just Transition Mechanism among Member States, and the need for the Greek government to channel every year of this decade public funds from the auctioning of CO2 allowances to the country’s two lignite regions, were underlined by Nikos Mantzaris in an article by Machie Tratsa in Sunday’s “Vima” on the challenges these regions face because of the decision to phase out lignite.
Opinion article by Nikos Mantzaris on the new Just Transition Mechanism aiming at supporting the transition of EU regions with high carbon intensity. The article was first published in Greek in energypress.gr on January 17, 2020 under the title: How Just is the Just Transition Mechanism?
Shortly before the dawn of the new decade, Ioli Christopoulou presents the 8+1 environmental trends from Greece and the world that marked 2019.
Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris on the drawbacks of the operation of Ptolemaida 5 as a lignite power plant and the possibilities of converting it to a thermal energy storage facility.
Participation in the research conducted by the team of journalists “The Manifold”, around the challenges of Just Transition to the post-lignite era in Greece.
Journalists Socrates Moutidis and Panagiotis Tsartsianidis attempt to give an X-ray of the situation in Western Macedonia immediately after the Greek prime minister’s historic announcement in New York “to close all lignite units the latest by 2028”, in their TV show in www.kozani.tv.
Interview by Nikos Mantzaris to Dimitra Krayianni and the newspaper “Tharros” regarding the challenges of the transition of the region of Western Macedonia to the post-lignite era.