climate change & energy

EU must block Greece’s desperate attempt to subsidise coal power

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.

The hunt for the lignite exemptions

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”

Time to change course for Ptolemaida 5

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.

Pre-election debate: Searching for answers for Greece’s tomorrow

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.

The Green wave in Europe and Greece

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,