Speeches / Interviews

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

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.

Elements of a National Climate Law

Nikos Mantzaris participated in an online debate on the formulation of a national Framework Climate Law organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Post-pandemic green recovery

Interview of Ioli Christopoulou on the impacts of the pandemic and the need for a green recovery to journalist Aspasia Vouzi of the 102fm radio station of ERT3.

The Natura 2000 network & article 219

Interview by Ioli Christopoulou to journalist Nina Maria Paschalidou and the show ECO-agents of pod.gr regarding the Natura 2000 network and the distortions on Greece’s protected areas due to Article 219 included in a new law by the Ministry of Development and Investment.