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”.
The course of Just Transition in Western Macedonia- Digital Consultation Workshops: Conclusions and Recommendations
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.
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.