The Green Tank submitted to the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy detailed comments in the public consultation on the Greek government’s proposal for a permanent, market-wide capacity mechanism.
Talk by Nikos Mantzaris titled “The time has come: Lignite phase-out!” in the context of the open discussion KOSMOSLabs which was entitled “Νo more coal, challenges and opportunities for coal free economy”, on May 6th, 2019.
A request towards the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy to shut down lignite power plant Amyndeo was submitted today by the Green Tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environmental lawyers.
Comment on the negative impacts of the PPC lignite sale on the Greek electricity market and the consumers.
Comment on lignite subsidies for Ptolemaida V and other plants via the Greek Capacity Mechanism.
Comment following the urgent question submitted by the Spanish MEP Florent Marcellesi on the ongoing negotiations for the Greek Capacity Mechanism.
Talk by Nikos Mantzaris on February 26, 2019 to the students of the department of Journalism and Mass Media Communication of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on the work and role of environmental NGOs and their interaction with journalists and the media.
On February 19, 2019, the Green Tank together with the European NGO networks Europe Beyond Coal, Climate Action Network, CEE Bankwatch, the Polish Green Network, the Hungarian Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and WWF co-signed a letter addressed to the chair of the “Coal Regions in Transition” EC Platform, aiming to improve the just transition process.
Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris analyzing three alternative scenarios following the failure of the Greek lignite sale.
On February 18, 2019, the Green Tank participated in a consultation with World Bank experts on the development of a just transition plan for the post-lignite era in Western Macedonia, following an invitation by the mayor of Kozani.