Greece aims to halve CO2 emissions at power plants by 2020


Greek authorities have committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s lignite-powered electricity plants by 50 percent by the year 2020.

The commitment is in line with a European Union directive aimed at curbing toxic industrial emissions.

The government’s decison chiefly relates to the Public Power Corporation’s large plants in Megalopoli in the Peloponnese and Aghios Dimitrios, in Kozani, northern Greece.