The European Green Deal , that is, the European Green Agreement was undertaken to be promoted by an Extraordinary Regional Council of the Regional Governor of Western Macedonia.
The fiesta of the Regional Governor with the extraordinary convergence of the Regional Council for information on the plans of experimental production of green hydrogen (H2), proves the support of the regional authority in the energy planning guided by business profit since this technology is a "new energy pole" next to RES, for European monopolies.
The green hydrogen production plan is in the same direction of guaranteed profitability for the business groups that the people will pay.
Especially for this technology there are objections and disagreements with the main issue the increased cost which is extremely high. According to data, it is many times more than the production from wind and photovoltaic.
This additional cost will be paid once again by the people.
Our position is confirmed that the "fair" transition does not concern the people but the various lobbies set up in the EU to promote their own business plans.. In this context, the current Regional Council was held.
No fiesta for any form of energy can hide the catastrophic consequences of the liberalization of the electricity market which in this phase is implemented with the de-ligation , for the workers and the popular strata of the region.
The people of our region now have experience of plans that would supposedly lift them out of poverty and misery..
Like the aromatic plants that the governor used to promote as a salvation from the CAP policy to the farmers and now they are stacked in the warehouses unsold, so hydrogen is not going to undo the tragic consequences of de-lignification.
The monopoly groups that are clogged in various ways with subsidies will win once again, tax exemptions , tax breaks, by securing cheap labor, without rights and lost workers and the people with unemployment, starvation wages, with rubber hours, by launching energy poverty.
The elected members of the People's Rally abstain from similar fiestas that aim to gild the liberation pill – de-lignification.
We continue the struggle for information, of mobilizing the people against the plans that will blacken their lives.
We continue the struggle for energy, a social good and not a commodity, for energy planning that will serve the working class – popular needs and not the profits of business groups, utilizing all domestic energy sources.