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Wind Power News: Greece


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

March 24, 2020 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Greece goaded to keep wind farms away from environmental areas

As the number of wind farms using giant turbines has spread across Greece, environmental analysts want the New Democracy government not to allow more in areas considered environmentally-friendly. Experts urged authorities to suspend the development of new wind parks on Natura-protected sites, arguing that planned facilities in areas that could suffer environmental damage should be exempted, said Kathimerini. A study by the University of Ioannina found wind farms already cover nearly half the target for 7,050 megawatts (MW) of wind . . . Complete story »

January 31, 2020 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Why many Greek greens oppose wind power

A cluster of state-owned power plants in north-western Greece have been spewing smoke and toxic ash over nearby villages for decades. The plants are fuelled by lignite, a dirty brown coal extracted from open-pit mines that scar the local countryside. Studies have shown that mining communities suffer above-average rates of lung disease and cancer, yet jobs in other sectors are scarce in a region with chronically high unemployment. Changes may be on the way. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the new centre-right prime . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2020 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Εύβοια: Οι θυελλώδεις βοριάδες γκρέμισαν τις ανεμογεννήτριες (εικόνας—photos)

[Euboia: Storm winds take down wind turbines – photos by Dimitris Stavridis] Ένα ολόκληρο αιολικό πάρκο, κατέστρεψαν ολοσχερώς οι άνεμοι στην Εύβοια. Η ταχύτητα τους ξεπέρασε και τα 140km/h , με αποτέλεσμα τις παρακάτω εικόνες! Πηγή εικόνας: Dimitris Stavridis Complete story »

September 19, 2019 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Rare birds killed by wind turbines in Evros, Greece

The National Forest and Park Management Authority of Dadia, Lefkimi, and Soufli announced on Wednesday that two rare raptors were found killed recently next to wind turbines in south Evros, in northeastern Greece. On August 19, a lesser spotted eagle was found dead by a resident of Ferres in Evros, at the wind turbine park of Melia. Just two days later, the body of a rare cinereous vulture was spotted next to another wind turbine located near the village of . . . Complete story »

September 13, 2017 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Court challenge halts work on largest Greek wind farm

Italian group Enel has suspended construction work on its 154MW Kafireas wind farm in southern Greece – set to be the nation’s largest – after the country’s Council of State issued a temporary order halting the project. A legal challenge by local group the Association for the Protection of the Environment in South Karistia, together with local residents, have brought a case against the Greek Ministry of Environment’s consent for the wind farm. The court has ruled that work on . . . Complete story »

August 17, 2017 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Top court issues temporary freezing order for Enel Hellas wind farm project in Evia

The summer section of the Council of State issued on Wednesday temporary orders blocking a project by Enel Green Power Hellas to construct a cluster of eight wind farms and 73 wind turbines in the area of Kafireas, on the southern part of Greece΄s Evia island, in the municipality of Karistos. “We order that no further work that seeks to carry out the projects in question be done, until a decision is reached on the request to suspend the contested . . . Complete story »

April 18, 2017 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Holiday islands protest against wind park plans

The Greek state’s plans to create wind parks on four Greek holiday islands to assist in providing power for the mainland are now facing opposition. The wind parks, which are said to have a capacity of 316.7 megawatts, are perceived as unnecessary and dismissed as an eyesore for locals and tourists alike. “This is a huge project that will destroy our island’s landscape and irreparably damage tourism,” Paros Mayor, Markos Kovaios said. He said the island is already producing enough . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2014 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Seven new wind farms in Imathia and Kozani

The environmental conditions for the construction and the operation of seven large wind farms and the additional technical works required, were approved today by the Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Yiannis Maniatis. The wind power stations with a total capacity of 465 MW will be located on Mount Vermio, in the northern part of Greece, within the administrative boundaries of Greek municipalities Veria and Naoussa in the Greek Prefecture of Imathia, and the municipality of Eordaia in the Greek . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2014 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Environment Minister approves wind farms on Mt. Vermio

Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Yiannis Maniatis on Wednesday issued a ministerial decree defining the environmental terms and conditions for the construction and operation of seven large wind farms with an installed total capacity of 465 megawatts in Mt.Vermio, between the regions of Imathia and Kozani, Northern Greece. According to AMNA, the wind farms will contribute 558 million euros to the country΄s real economy and produce 1,075 gigawatts of ΄green΄ electricity on an annual basis, corresponding to 2 pct . . . Complete story »

December 21, 2013 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Greek island wind parks get green light from ministry

The Environment Ministry on Friday gave the go-ahead for the construction of wind parks on the Cycladic islands of Naxos, Paros, Tinos and Andros. Minister Yiannis Maniatis approved the environmental study for the seven wind power parks that are to be constructed, generating energy that will be equal to about 1 percent of total demand in Greece and estimated benefits of 262 million euros for the real economy. The ministry rejected the study for building a second wind farm on . . . Complete story »

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