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Greenpeace wants to make PM see the light

In a bid to help speed up Greece’s adoption of renewable energy sources, the environmental group Greenpeace called a tender yesterday to purchase and install a solar energy system at the prime minister’s headquarters in central Athens. Greenpeace said that the installation of the system by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis at the Maximos Mansion would serve as a good example to the rest of the country. The prime minister is called upon to launch initiatives that will help bring about a vote on the bill on renewable energy sources, the environmental group added. Greenpeace said that the passing of a law promoting renewable energy sources has been delayed despite the conservative government’s pre-election promise to aggressively push through such changes.