WWF Greece’s study on the Long-Term Energy Plan of Greece demonstrates that burning lignite not only severely impacts human health and the environment, but is also against the interests of consumers and the Greek economy as a whole. Impressively enough, lignite’s share can drop to nearly zero already by 2035. Last, according to the scenarios examined, ambitious clean energy policies can lead to lower electricity costs by 12% compared to the persistence on lignite. The study “Long Term Plan for the Greek Energy System” was prepared by the scientific team of the National Observatory of Athens on behalf of WWF Greece. Its objective is to examine the country’s possibilities for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in the timeframe of 2035 and 2050, especially in the electricity sector.
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