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Trends in electricity production – December 2021

According to the latest monthly data for the interconnected electricity network from ADMIE (December 2021):
Lignite hit a new record low. Despite the increased demand in 2021 compared to 2020 (+5%) and the spike in fossil gas prices, especially in the second half of 2021, electricity production from lignite decreased by 6.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, while relative to 2019 the decrease almost reached 50% (-49%).

The Green Tank’s comments on the National Climate Law

The Green Tank submitted its comments to the public consultation on the National Climate Law that is being conducted on the opengov website.

“Interdependence” – 11 stories about the climate crisis

Talk by Ioanna Theodosiou on the climate crisis and the contemporary environmental challenges at the Ilioupoli Cinema Club.

Climate-neutral power generation by 2035?

On the occasion of Germany’s commitment to zero emissions in the electricity sector by 2035, Nikos Mantzaris analyzes the prospects for similar commitments from Greece and other European countries in an article in energypress published on January 17, 2022.

Western Balkan countries need a dedicated fund to ensure a just energy transition – new report

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.

Why EastMed is not a sustainable project

Comment by Nikos Mantzaris in an article by Theodore Chondrogiannos for Investigate Europe and Reporters United, which analyzes why the EastMed pipeline that will transfer fossil gas from Israel to Europe is not a sustainable project.

Greece’s coal phase out enters shaky ground

Statement by Nikos Mantzaris in the article by Ilias Tsagas in pv magazine regarding the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Energy to allow lignite plants to operate in derogation beyond their planned retirement and exceeding EU emission limits.

Lignite derogations

Opinion article by Nikos Mantzaris regarding the ministerial decision to grant derogations to lignite plants which allow them to emit above legal limits and operate beyond the official retirement timeline.

Four challenges and a hope for 2022

An article by Nikos Mantzaris presenting the main challenges in the energy and climate sectors for 2022.

Trends in electricity production – November 2021

According to the latest monthly data for the interconnected electricity network from ADMIE (November 2021):
Fossil gas widens its lead over renewables (19 vs 15.5 TWh), compared to 2020.