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Halt on subsidies for new renewables

The national energy regulator stated that the halt on subsidies for new renewables must remain in force at least until 2017, in order to eliminate the €21.8bn deficit of the energy sector, which has been exacerbated by the reduced energy consumption resulting from the economic crisis....
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Oil exploration

On a fast track mode, the Ministerial Council approved oil exploration operations in deep waters offshore the Canary Islands. The approved project includes the drilling of exploratory wells on the seabed at depths of 3,500 m....
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Italy

In the framework of  the legislative consolidation and simplification decree, the Government has suggested a new  classification of “forests” which will exclude from protection a number of ecologically important habitats and areas....
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Greece parnassus

Parnassus, one of the mythical mountains of Greece and home to the Temple of Delphi, the greatest of ancient Greek oracles, has been hosting an illegally built ski resort for at least three decades. In 1938, Parnassus was legally designated a National Park, one of Greece’s first protected areas together with Mount Olympus....
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Greece helios project

The Helios Project is moving ahead. The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change issued a draft law for the establishment of a private enterprise named “Helios S.A.”, which will undertake the planning and implementation of the Helios project....
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