The new report of the Green Tank presents a critical assessment and recommendations for the improvement of the governance mechanism of the Just Transition in Greece, drawing on best governance practices from other lignite regions in Europe.
Overview of the results of Green Tank’s report “Trends in the Emissions Trading System in the EU and in Greece”.
Aiming to contribute to the public debate at the crucial period of Just Transition planning in Greece and intending to make the voice of the local community heard, the Green Tank carried out and coordinated two digital consultation workshops, attended by representatives of many different bodies, as well as citizens of Western Macedonia.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
An extended presentation of the provisions of the EU climate law, the developments so far and the opinions of all interested parties are presented in the Policy Brief presented by The Green Tank.
The main characteristics, the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the main electricity storage technologies, as well as the opportunities for their financing through the new EU budget are presented in the new technology review by The Green Tank.