Greece breaks one renewable energy record after another according to the latest data, both at investing and demand level with green technologies covering 67 and 68 percent of the country’s energy needs on April 1st and 2nd.
The operation of the system with 68 percent participation of the RES is a great performance for today, but, will be the rule in a few years as the target for 2030 is 67 percent of the electricity to derive from renewable energy sources.
As Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) president and CEO said at the Delphi Economic Forum “The major storage works are necessary in order to maximize the benefits of the green energy and in parallel preserving the stability of the electricity system”.
Meanwhile, a week ago at the Delphi forum, the Greek tourism ministry and Google announced on Friday a new partnership for the acceleration of a green and sustainable transformation of the Greek tourism industry.
The collaboration includes the creation of a new training programme for small and medium-sized tourism enterprises, in collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).
The American company also announced one million dollars in funding from Google.org to support organizations that help social enterprises in Greece, with an emphasis on sustainability and ecotourism.
The transition of the Greek tourism industry to a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly growth model is a key priority in dealing with the inevitable consequences of the climate crisis.
According to a new survey conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasting (ITEP) on behalf of Google and the Hotel Chamber of Greece, three out of four hotel owners consider the implementation of sustainability practices crucial for the future of their business, with 79%t expressing interest in obtaining sustainability certification.
However, only 41% consider their level of knowledge about sustainability practices to be satisfactory.