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Greece: Poros to become a 'green island'

Added 2023-12-04

Description

Under an agreement with Masdar, UAE's state-owned renewable energy company, announced by PM Mitsotakis at COP28, land and sea transport will be converted to use electricity, a large P/V park a 'cold ironing' marina and a zero waste policy will be developed. The mayor of Poros, Ioannis Dimitriadis, who in recent years led a legal fight against a government-backed expansion of sea-polluting fish farms on the island, welcomed the announcement as a historic event. The opposition and environmental organizations were quick to point out the hypocrisy of a government keen on oil and gas drilling on the mainland and the Aegean.

Location

Greece
Poros