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Government aims 2.5 GW more green energy by 2020

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February 2, 2016

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The country’s existing renewable energy sources support system is plagued by impasse situations, Mihalis Veriopoulos, the Environment and Energy Ministry’s secretary general in charge of energy and mineral resources, told the Athens Energy Forum, while presenting the key parts of the upcoming support system, Energy Press reported.

He noted the government is aiming to add 2.5 GW of new units to the system by 2020, primarily wind and photovoltaics. Veriopoulos stated energy efficiency regulations for buildings would be reviewed. Commenting on the buildings energy upgrade programme Saving at Home, he informed that a new one  would soon be made available to offer EUR 292 million for between 2014 to 2020, adding that a further EUR 80 million euros are still available from the existing upgrade endeavour.

The official said producers in the green energy sector will participate in the daily market and receive reasonable premiums.

 

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