Greece bets again on lignite "is the headline in response to the Tageszeitung newspaper (TAZ) from Athens, claims that "the conservative Greek government reacts to the high prices of gas and oil with a return to lignite, from which he wanted to get rid of quickly ".
Cited recent study by the Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE) in Athens, the newspaper points out that "Greeks are particularly worried about the price explosion, mainly for gas and oil, in international markets. Because Greece is obliged to import these goods.
As for solar and wind energy, have not been extended as much as they should be, even in Greece, do not have sufficient performance.
That is why the Greek authorities are betting again on the exploitation of lignite. It is a fossil fuel that can be considered dirty in terms of its impact on the environment, but it is also very cheap with short-term criteria. In addition, Greece has an abundance of deposits. Until 2018 the country ranked twelfth in lignite production worldwide, mining 36,1 millions of tons a year ".
In this way, estimates the TAZ correspondent, "The Mitsotakis government violates its declared intention to promote the energy shift in Greece in record time.
"The economy is paramount, next to the environment 'is the slogan that suddenly dominates in Athens.
After a particularly hard blow to the Greek economy in the first year of the pandemic, the 2020, Mitsotakis and his associates want to prevent the possible risk of slowing down or even undermining economic growth, which is now recovering ".