Greece, Government committed to green transition, SEE Energy News
Greek Minister of Energy Kostas Skrekas said that Greece has already saved over half a billion euros because the increase of energy production from RES allowed the country to import less natural gas in comparison with the previous years. He added that Greece is preparing to launch new renewable energy auction to further increase the country’s RES capacities and to upgrade its target for the share of renewable energy sources in total consumption in 2030.
Minister Skrekas stressed that the green transition remains the Government’s firm target and it are implementing it despite the unprecedented difficulties provoked by the economic war that Russia has declared to Europe and consequently to Greece.
He said that Greece has already quadrupled RES capacity in the last three years with a double result. Firstly, it provided a boost to the change of the energy production mix in favor of the renewables, and secondly, it achieved substantial savings for the citizens. Greek Government believes in this policy as the path to Greece’s energy independence and will continue to implement it with determination, Minister Skrekas concluded.