Ioanna Souka explains why there is a serious risk that the planned new LNG infrastructure will end up being stranded assets for a news report by Energy Intelligence.
Analysis by The Green Tank and Facets examines 8 scenarios for the residential housing sector and 2 scenarios for the road transport sector and identifies the most efficient combinations of measures that will reduce both the carbon footprint and energy bills of households by 2030. The implementation of these measures can lead up to €1.6 billion annual economic benefits in 2030 for the Greek households, while also reducing emissions from both sectors by up to 7.1 million tonnes of CO2
An interview with Nikos Mantzaris to Machie Tratsa for Oikonomikos Tachydromos on the publication of the report “Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint and tackling energy poverty in Greek households”, drafted by The Green Tank and the consulting company Facets.
In January 2024, fossil gas consumption was the highest since March 2022, exceeding 6 TWh for the first time in 21 consecutive months. Industrial gas use is on a constant rise, recording the second highest consumption (0.8 TWh) in six years for the month of January since January 2021. The other two uses, namely electricity and distribution networks, also saw an increase. For the 5th consecutive month, exports from the Sidirokastro gate were zero.
In an interview for Eco News, SKAI TV, and Korina Georgiou, Ioanna Souka, Data analyst, presents the data for 2023 that show that the country has embraced the energy transition and is moving towards fossil fuels phase out. Based on the data processed by The Green Tank, in 2023 clean energy in electricity production reached 57%, while for about one month of the year lignite production was zero. At the same time, fossil gas consumption has been decreasing
The Green Tank voted positively in the 6th Written Procedure of the Monitoring Committee of Greece’s Just Development Transition Program, regarding the Green HiPo project, a part of an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) in the field of the value chain of hydrogen technologies.
The Green Tank voted positively on four new actions to strengthen entrepreneurship in the lignite regions of the country that were specialized by the Administrative Authority of the Just Development Transition Program, submitting also comments and recommendations
In 2023, 14.7 million tonnes of CO2 were emitted from Greece’s electricity production sector, decreased by 4.28 million tonnes (-22.6%) compared to the same period in ‘22. Even greater reduction in emissions from PPC’s thermal power plants (-24.7%).
In 2023, for the first time clean energy (renewables and large hydro) with 25,407 GWh covered more than half of the demand (51.4%) and 57% of electricity production. Fossil gas continued its “free fall” for the 2nd consecutive year. The share of lignite in the electricity production fell below 10% (9.1%) for the first time as the country operated without lignite for 28 days. Demand in 2023 was the lowest in the last ten years (49,479 GWh), down 2.4% compared
Interview on the radio show Euranet, SKAI 100.3 FM with Korina Georgiou. The Green Tank’s data analyst, Ioanna Souka, presents Greece’s energy performance in 2023, and analyses the factors that will enhance Greece’s shift to renewable energy sources. The discussion follows the news report by K. Voutsadakis for the Athens – Macedonian News Agency on the energy records of 2023, which draws on The Green Tank’s analyses.