The Green Tank, an Athens-based environmental think tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environment lawyers, have announced today their decision to withdraw their challenge against the Greek government’s decision to illegally extend the lifetime of one of its most polluting plants, the lignite-fired Thermal Power Station (TPS) Amyntaio.
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.
Announcement on the decision by the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) to permanently retire four lignite units, Kardia I-II and Amyntaio I-II, with a total gross nominal capacity of 1200 MW, representing 27% of Greece’s total lignite capacity.
The Green Tank submits to the public debate its comments on Greece’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
The Green Tank in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Greece records 6 different opinions around the deployment of renewables, aiming to approach in a wholistic way this critical issue of the development of renewables in Greece and the related challenges.
Quote by Nikos Mantzaris in Euractiv regarding the significance of the decision to phase out lignite and the Just Transition challenge for Greece’s lignite regions towards a sustainable future.
Nikos Mantzaris wrote an article in energypress on issues which remain “open” in the trilogue negotiations between the EU Institutions regarding the EU Climate Law.
Nikos Mantzaris spoke about the importance of RES development and the conservation of biodiversity in an interview with the German television channel ARD in a show dedicated to the challenges related to the development of wind farms in the Aegean islands.
A letter to Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Czech government ministers was co-signed by Green Tank along with 16 other environmental organizations and think tanks participating in the Europe Beyond Coal campaign, calling for a coal phase out before the decade expires.
Nikos Mantzaris participated in a discussion on the challenges related to the development of Renewable Energy Sources at the Athens Energy Dialogues conference on Thursday, February 18, 2021.