The launch of the campaign was followed by the publication of the analysis “Freedom from Fossil Fuels”.
Renewables surpassed the combined production from lignite and gas in the first two months of 2023. There was a large reduction in gas, an increase in net imports and a decrease in electricity demand, however below the levels of Greece’s European goals.
In the first 7 months (August-February) of the 8-month period of reduction in fossil gas consumption set by the EU, Greece reduced its gas consumption by 20.9% compared to the 5-year average, thus far exceeding the EU target of -15%, and by 30% compared to the same period last year.
The Green Tank’s comments and recommendations in the public hearing on the new bill by the Ministry of Environment and Energy
The public hearing was held at the Standing Committee of Production and Trade of the Greek Parliament on Tuesday March 07, 2023.
In January 2023, renewables are ahead; there is a significant decrease in electricity consumption; a large reduction in fossil gas and lignite, but also a 78% jump in net electricity imports.
Interview with NM on ERT3 radio
There were zero imports of Russian gas for domestic consumption from the Turkstream pipeline in January 2023 in Greece. In the first 6 months (August-January) of the 8-month reduction period set by the ΕU, Greece is at -22.6% compared to the 5-year average, exceeding the EU target of -15%, and at -32% compared to the same period last year.
Joint letter by EU CSOs
Addressing the energy crisis: A halfway assessment of Greece’s performance on its European obligations
Briefing Note by The Green Tank.
Comments by Nikos Mantzaris to the TV show “Diavoulefseis”, Hellenic Parliament TV