Nikos Mantzaris participated in Tasos Teloglou’s show “Special Report” on decision to phase out lignite, its causes, and its impacts on Western Macedonia and the future of PPC’s new, under construction lignite plant “Ptolemaida V”, which has already costed €1,4 billion.
Participation of Ioli Christopoulou in a panel discussion on the European Green Deal hosted by Matroni Dikaiakou’s “Karta Melous” (Member’s Card) show on the Hellenic Parliament’s broadcaster. The panel discussion brought to light both the ambitious objectives of the EU’s new development strategy as well as the challenges in accomplishing them, at the EU and national levels. Topics such as the decision of Greece to phase out lignite by 2028, the Just Transition Mechanism and the role of the EU funds were covered extensively
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.
A brief overview of the detailed comments the Green Tank submitted to the public consultation regarding the country’s National Energy and Climate plan.
Talk by Ioli Christopoulou titled “Climate change is here and it determines our lives” during the 13th conference of Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy)
Guest lecture by Ioli Christopoulou on the role of environmental NGOs in environmental governance on October 21, 2019.
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.
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 Green Tank congratulates the Greek Prime Minister on his historic decision to close all lignite plants by 2028. Attention now must turn to the just transition of lignite regions.