Climate Change & Energy

Trends in the Emissions Trading System in Greece and the European Union – 2021

Whilst in the midst of an intense energy and economic crisis due to the explosion of fossil fuel prices and the threat of a fossil gas supply disruption from Russia, many European countries, including Greece, have increased coal mining and are considering lifetime extensions of coal power plants. At the same time, the European Union (EU) needs to accelerate the achievement of its climate goals, thus shielding Member States from the damaging effects of the much more intense climate crisis,