New analysis by The Green Tank examines Greece’s potential to reduce its fossil gas consumption in the next eight months in order to contribute to the common European effort.
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,
New report by The Green Tank presents specific examples of projects contributing to the sustainable transformation of coal regions across Europe.
Renewables can achieve a much deeper reduction of Greece’s dependence on Russian fossil gas compared to the lifetime extension of lignite plants, both in the short-term as well as in the medium- and long-term, as shown in the new analysis by The Green Tank.
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.
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.
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.