Just Transition

A discussion on de-lignitization and Just Transition

On June 4, 2021, Nikos Mantzaris participated in the event “Lignite Phase Out – A Policy Choice at What Cost?”, which was organized, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, as part of the Postgraduate Course “Spatial, Economic, Social and Legal Dimensions of Development and the Environment of the Mountain Areas”, of the National Technical University of Athens.

The energy future of Western Macedonia must not rely on fossil gas

Interview of Nikos Mantzaris with Antonis Mavridis, journalist of ERT Kozani, regarding the resources of Greece’s Just Transition Development Program (PDAM), the conversion of Ptolemaida 5 until 2025, and the soundness or not of the choice to use fossil gas as the fuel for district heating in W. Macedonia.

Funding and de-lignitization in Greece

Nikos Mantzaris participated in an online discussion organized by SYRIZA -Progressive Alliance MEP Petros Kokkalis on Thursday, April 22, 2021 about the prospects in Greece’s lignite regions through the use of the resources of the EU Just Transition Mechanism as well as those of the Recovery and Resilience Fund.

EU ETS and Just Transition

Article by Nikos Mantzaris on the opportunity arising from the escalation of carbon prices to fund the Just Transition of Greece’s lignite regions through the public revenue from auctioning of CO2 allowances.