Joint article by Nikos Mantzaris from the Green Tank and Joanna Flisowska from CAN Europe on the attempts by the Greek government and PPC to bypass the new EU rules and obtain an exemption which would allow channeling of subsidies, paid by the Greek citizens, towards the new, under construction lignite plant “Ptolemaida 5” as well as existing lignite plants.
Statement on the attempts by the Greek government and PPC to become eligible for a derogation which would subsidize PPC’s new lignite plant “Ptolemaida 5” in the newspaper “To Vima”
The letter of the CEO of PPC to the European Commissioner of Competition is nothing less than an acknowledgement of the financial dead end the Ptolemaida 5 lignite project is facing, rendering imperative the need to find alternative solutions for the country’s largest energy investment, the Green Tank says.
Nikos Mantzaris from the Green Tank participated in the TV show “Pre-election debate: Searching for answers for Greece’s tomorrow” coordinated by Matroni Dikeakou on a series of issues ahead of the upcoming national elections, such as the environment and the climate crisis, the demographic issue Greece is facing, the brain drain, the course of the economy and unemployment.
Nikos Mantzaris discusses with Lyssandros Rigas in Kozani’s radio station “Radiologos” about capacity payments and the lack of economic viability for the new lignite plant “Ptolemaida 5”.
The Green Tank participated in a workshop entitled “National Energy and Climate Plans: Assessment and Prospects for 2050” organized by the National Observatory of Athens on Tuesday 11 June 2019.
Nikos Mantzaris comments on the viability of PPC’s new lignite plant “Ptolemaida 5” in relation to the subsidies the Greek government is attempting to offer and the CO2 costs, in an article by Marianna Tzanne.
On June 7, 2019, Ioli Christopoulou spoke to 102 fm of ERT3, about the great success of the Greens in the recent European elections in several European countries and its significance in shaping European policy during the next five years.
The Green Tank sent a letter to Members of the Greek Parliament asking them to reject an amendment approving a market-wide capacity mechanism, which was submitted by the Minister of Environment and Energy late on Thursday evening.
Οn the occasion of the World Environment Day, an opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the European election results, the great victory of the Greens and the question of who will bring the green wave to Greece. The article titled “Who will bring the green wave to Greece?” was published in Greek in a special feature story on the European elections by the HuffPost Greece, to which The Green Tank, Greenpeace and WWF Greece responded. It was published on June 5th,