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Western Macedonia after the decision to phase out lignite by 2028

Journalists Socrates Moutidis and Panagiotis Tsartsianidis attempt to give an X-ray of the situation in Western Macedonia immediately after the Greek prime minister’s historic announcement in New York “to close all lignite units the latest by 2028”, in their TV show in  

The role of NGOs in environmental governance

Guest lecture by Ioli Christopoulou on the role of environmental NGOs in environmental governance on October 21, 2019.

Interview for the transition to the post-lignite era

Interview by Nikos Mantzaris to Dimitra Krayianni and the newspaper “Tharros” regarding the challenges of the transition of the region of Western Macedonia to the post-lignite era.

Management bodies of protected areas: Present and future

Presentation by Ioli Christopoulou during the day-long consultation process titled “Management bodies of protected areas: Present and Future” organized by the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy.

Can Greece replace lignite with renewables by 2028?

Analysis and thoughts provided by Nikos Mantzaris  of the Green Tank on the historic 2028 lignite phase out decision announced by the Greek Prime Minister in the climate summit in New York and what it means for the deployment of renewables.

Do we properly sit wind turbines in Greece?

Comments by Nikos Mantzaris in Theodore Chondrogiannos’ detailed story on the multifaceted issue of proper RES sitting and especially wind farms at a time when high RES penetration is absolutely essential for the viability of the country’s electricity model.

The end of lignite

The Green Tank congratulates the Greek Prime Minister on his historic decision to close all lignite plants by 2028. Attention now must turn to the just transition of lignite regions.

The Green Tank in the BCET2019 Conference in Kozani

Nikos Mantzaris represented the Green Tank at the Balkan Clean Energy Transition (BCET) Conference held in Kozani on September 19-22, 2019.

The challenge of Just Transition in the post-lignite era

Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris on the main political asks related to the transition of lignite regions in Greece to the post-lignite era.

The 2nd Forum of Mayors on Just Transition in Germany

Nikos Mantzaris participated in the 2nd Forum of Just Transition Mayors organized by the Mayor of Weisswasser, Germany on September 12, 2019. The forum was attended by 15 mayors from 7 European countries (Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina), Greek MEP Petros Kokkalis, many representatives of the civil society, trade unions as well as journalists.