Articles / Opinions

Western Macedonia after the decision to phase out lignite by 2028

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.  

Can Greece replace lignite with renewables by 2028?

Analysis and thoughts provided by Nikos Mantzaris  of the Green Tank on the historic 2028 lignite phase out decision announced by the Greek Prime Minister in the climate summit in New York and what it means for the deployment of renewables.

Do we properly sit wind turbines in Greece?

Comments by Nikos Mantzaris in Theodore Chondrogiannos’ detailed story on the multifaceted issue of proper RES sitting and especially wind farms at a time when high RES penetration is absolutely essential for the viability of the country’s electricity model.

The lignite refugees

Article by Ioli Christopoulou on two lignite towns, Akrini and Anargiroi, in Western Macedonia, awaiting for years to be relocated, due to the degradation caused to their land and quality of life by the lignite industry.

Change of course for Ptolemaida 5

Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris on the necessity to change course regarding the new, under construction, lignite plant “Ptolemaida 5” in light of the lack of approval by the European Commission of the Greek capacity mechanism until 4 July 2019, when the new Electricity Market Regulation entered into force.