Greece coal phaseout deadline 2025 2028

Greece pushes coal phaseout deadline to 2025 from 2028

29 April 2021 - Coal-fired thermal power plant Ptolemaida 5, the last of its kind in Greece, is set to be converted to gas in 2025, three years earlier than planned

Greece officially writes off four lignite fired thermal power

Greece officially writes off four coal-fired thermal power units

08 April 2021 - The plans for a coal phaseout in Greece seem to be accelerating as the only thermal power plant project may be switched to gas earlier.

PPC two green bond packages strong demand

PPC sells two green bond packages in same month amid strong demand

23 March 2021 - Greece's PPC caught the attention of some of the world's biggest players with its green bond issue, partly aimed at funding the energy transition

Greece's Western Macedonia halt all renewable energy

Greece’s Western Macedonia region wants to halt all renewable energy projects

17 February 2021 - The regional government of Western Macedonia is about to request the suspension of all renewable energy projects and demand a greater role

Kozani objects 500 MW floating solar power Polyfytos lake

City of Kozani objects to 500 MW floating solar power project on Polyfytos lake

02 February 2021 - Local authorities in Greece's Western Macedonia say the proposed 500 MW floating photovoltaic project would devastate lake Polyfytos

Kostas Skrekas minister environment energy Greece

Kostas Skrekas becomes Minister of the Environment and Energy of Greece

08 January 2021 - New Minister of the Environment and Energy of Greece Kostas Skrekas took over the post from Kostis Hatzidakis. Major reforms are already underway.

Ten bids North Macedonia's Cebren hydropower

Energy giants bid for North Macedonia’s Čebren hydropower project

25 December 2020 - North Macedonia is about to select qualified applicants for the construction and operation of the Čebren hydroelectric system

First floating solar power plant Greece

First floating solar power plant project initiated in Greece

22 December 2020 - PPC Renewables plans to install floating solar power plants with 50 MW in total, starting with a project on one of the largest lakes in Greece

PPC Renewables licenses solar parks 1.9 GW lignite

PPC Renewables gets licenses for solar parks of 1.9 GW in lignite areas

10 December 2020 - Greece managed to complete the paperwork in one year for most of the planned solar parks that should replace the lignite industry

Eight firms solar power Megalopolis coal area

Eight firms are in game to build solar power plant in Megalopolis coal area

13 November 2020 - Five Greek engineering companies and three multinationals reportedly placed bids for the EPC contract for a 50 MW solar power plant in Megalopolis.

volos island greece

Volos to build first municipal solar park in Greece, subsidize poor families

28 October 2020 - The Municipality of Volos launched a 50 MW photovoltaic project and two more pioneering solar endeavors are underway.

Greek PPC residents coal regions invest solar power

Greek PPC may offer residents of coal regions to invest in solar power

19 October 2020 - Government-controlled PPC wants to offer shares in solar projects to people in Greek coal-dependent areas

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