Greece to ban wind turbines in some mountain, island areas - report

The Antia wind farm, Greece. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)

November 2 (Renewables Now) - Greece’s government is expected to introduce new rules that prohibit the installation of wind turbines at tall mountains and small island areas, Energypress reports.

The restricting regulations are planned to be included in the country’s revised spatial planning framework for the renewable energy segment. However, at this point, it is still not clear what the terms “tall mountain” and “small island” will denote but projects at both of the areas will be considered special cases.

According to the report, work on the updated spatial planning framework is still in the early stages and will take at least another year to be completed.

Greece aims to cover 61% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2030. The main contributing technologies will be solar and wind, with a significant portion expected to come from solar photovoltaic (PV) parks.

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