Energy Transition

Shifting to a decentralized energy model based on the investment of many in the field of renewables while ensuring that no society group is left behind in the process, is expressed by the concept of Just Energy Transition that stands on two pillars; community energy and energy efficiency. Community energy is in its infancy in Greece while there is huge untapped potential for energy savings in Greece. In addition, improving the energy efficiency of buildings is the most sustainable solution to tackling energy poverty, meeting climate goals, creating jobs etc. Lastly, lignite continues to play a major role in the power sector of Greece despite its low calorific value and relatively high cost. Raising awareness about good practices and benefits of community-owned renewable energy projects, enhancing the linkage between energy efficiency and community energy to tackle energy poverty and facilitating the knowledge exchange and collaboration with German agencies, institutes and experts on phasing-out coal fall under the interests of our office.

Energy Communities

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Building Energy Communities

PUBLICATION

Law 4513/2018 aspires to combine Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and the energy sector and introduces a new type of civil cooperative of exclusive purpose, the Energy Community (EC). ECs constitute an important  tool  for achieving fair energy transition in the country, since renewable energy and energy savings offer, as well as, require a geographic dispersion of investments and the involvement of the many, in order for the proper exploitation of the former.ECs  are  confronted  with  multiple  challenges. This guide clarify the framework in which ECs operate, their role in a fair energy transition while providing both theoretical and practical information for their development.

Energy Povery in Greece

ENERGY POVERTY 2

Energy poverty in Greece 2.0

PUBLICATION

Millions of households in EU countries live in energy poverty.
This phenomenon has adverse effects on both their health and their well-being, while also affecting social cohesion and the environment.
The current publication is an update of the Heinrich Boell Foundation study published in 2017, it includes the impact of the latest political developments in Greece and the rest of Europe, as well as the results of an opinion poll on Greek citizens' awareness of the issue.

Lignite & Coal

The publication "Lignite in the Greek Energy System" is available in pdf

All the  graphs and texts are licensed  under Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-SA.

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