Joint Press Release. The earlier a country’s coal-phase out commitment, the higher its share of a Just Transition Fund for the Western Balkan countries, finds a model-based analysis by The Green Tank and CEE Bankwatch Network, published today.
The second newsletter of the Green Tank for the developments of the last six months related to the Just Transition of lignite regions in Greece and in Europe has been published.
A comment by Nikos Mantzaris on the necessity of including representatives of the local communities of the lignite regions in the structures of the governance mechanism of the just transition, in an article by Machi Tratsa.
The Green Tank presented its positions on the bill of the Ministry of Development and Investments “Just Development Transition and regulation of specific coal phase-out issues” at the hearing of the competent Committee of the Greek Parliament on December 7, 2021.
Nikos Mantzaris spoke in the second annual policy conference titled “Ne to. 0!” organized by the RES Foundation, a Belgrade-based think tank, on Wednesday, December 1st 2021.
Participation of Nikos Mantzaris in the special news shows of ERT3 “Coal phase-out hour zero” with Synthia Sapika, on Monday, November 29, 2021.
An article by Ioanna Theodosiou presenting the possibility of laying down a state aid scheme specifically for energy communities, based on the based on the recent successful example of Ireland.
An increased interest for the development of energy communities in the lignite regions of the country, although predominantly for profit, reports the new review published by the think tank The Green Tank.
Ioanna Theodosiou participated in a session of the Just Transition Platform, organized by the European Commission, dedicated on the topic of energy communities, with a presentation on the developments in the lignite areas of Greece.
Nikos Mantzaris participated in an online meeting of the programme “DeCarb: Supporting the clean energy transition of coal-intensive EU regions” on the “Introduction of renewable energy sources in the mix of energy resources of transition regions”, following an invitation of the President of the Regional Association of Municipalities (PED) of Western Macedonia and the National Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), on November 8, 2021.