Greece to build first ever offshore wind farms


In a draft plan, the Greek government has proposed to build its first offshore wind farms to help lessen the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Last year, Greece generated more than 50% of its power from onshore wind, solar and hydro energy, with its surrounding seas and strong steady winds perfect for producing natural energy rather than emitting greenhouse gasses.

The current proposal will see at least 2,711 square kms of land being utilised with some areas near the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas being utilised from 2025 to 2032.

A wind farm on Panachaiko Mountain, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth near the city of Patras in Greece. Photo: New York Times.

According to the Energy and Environment Minister Theodore Skylakakis, the development of this project is of great priority as it will enable Greece to export green energy and will make the country energy independent.

The final approval of the plan is expected to be granted at the end of the year, once all environmental issues and land are decided on.

Source: Ekathimerini




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