Sustainable development

A year of big wagers

The new year will be one of big wagers for this country. Greece has the opportunity to get back on its feet and take advantage of significant European Union resources that will put it on the path to fair, sustainable growth.

Orban: Romania to benefit, 2021 to 2030, from financing of approximately 6 billion euros through Modernization Fund

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that Romania will benefit from European funding estimated at approximately 6 billion euros, through the Modernization Fund, in the period 2021-2030, and the funds will be allocated, in particular, to investments in cogeneration production capacities and renewable green energy.

Priority to renewable energy

Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis has decided to cut the red tape on renewal energy projects by dispensing some of them from environmental impact assessments and simplifying the approval procedures for others.

The aim of these decisions is to reduce the time from the submission of a plan to implement a renewable energy project to its approval to two years.

Gov't set to give strong support signal to research by adopting memorandum establishing ROHYDROHUB

The Romanian government wants to give a strong signal of support to research and innovation by adopting a memorandum for the establishment of the ROHYDROHUB, Romanian Hydrogen and New Energy Technologies Hub, as research in the use of hydrogen as an energy source is a component worth encouraging, according to government's Secretary General Antonel Tanase.

Post-virus city

The much-beleaguered attempt to free up more public space in the downtown Athens area has come back to the fore at a particularly auspicious time. 

Jeffrey Sachs: ‘The key right now is to fight the epidemic’

Jeffrey Sachs is an eminent American economist and professor of sustainable development at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He had for many years been director of Columbia's Earth Institute, while he's served as special adviser for sustainable development to the last three secretary-generals of the United Nations.

Turkey adds 687 megawatts of installed wind capacity in 2019

Turkey added 687 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity to reach 8,056 MW in total wind capacity in 2019, according to the Turkish Wind Energy Association's (TUREB) report released on March 25.

According to the data, wind energy provided about 8 million Turkish homes with electricity last year.