Reports / Briefs

Financing opportunities for a sustainable future

The Green Tank’s new report identifies the European funding sources that Greece and its regions will have available for the green transformation of key sectors of the economy and the transition to a sustainable future during the 2021-2027 period.

RES outperform fossil gas in Greece in the first four months of the year

As the lignite phase-out continues in Greece, one of the key questions to be answered is which source will replace lignite in the power mix. According to the latest data from ADMIE, the “battle” between fossil gas and RES (mainly solar and wind energy) continues. Graph 1 More specifically, although fossil gas (43%) had a larger share than RES (36%) in April, overall for the first 4 months of 2021 RES was the first energy source in Greece’s interconnected electricity network, contributing

Environmental permit terms for wind farms

Based on an analysis of 101 environmental permits for wind farms in Greece, the Green Tank and Nature Conservation Consultants (NCC) document differentiated approaches in the permitting process and recommend the adoption of a harmonized approach across the country. The promotion of renewable energy sources (RES) is the central tool for achieving the country’s climate and energy targets. However, especially with regard to wind energy, which is considered the most mature of RES technologies, there are recognized potential impacts, especially on

EU after Lignite and Coal

Analysis on the evolution of gross electricity production from different energy sources in EU-27 Members States since the beginning of the century as well as on the challenges for the future arising from the observed trends.

Replacement options for Ptolemaida 5

Alternative replacement options of converting the “Ptolemaida 5” lignite plant are compared in a techno-economic analysis prepared by enervis in collaboration with the Green Tank and Client Earth.