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Energy Ministry to abolish two fees on electricity production

Energy producers and suppliers will benefit from the abolition of two fees imposed on electricity, Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Monday. Stathakis said that the move will also benefit consumers and the Public Power Corporation (PPC). PPC stands to gain at least 200-250 …

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Manager of famous Kolonaki cafe arrested for stealing electricity UPD

Police officers have arrested the manager of a prominent coffee bar visited mostly by local  politicians and established  journalists in Kolonaki districts of downtown Athens close to the Parliament. Together with members of the Greek Electricity Distributor  Network Operator DEDHE,  police officers reportedly went to the busy coffee bar short …

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No plans for further rate hikes in electricity, says Energy Minister

Public Power Corporation (PPC) stands to gain roughly 300 million euros from the measures for a special renewable energy sources account. This will create significant room in terms of pricing policy and put an end to any discussion of rate hikes for electricity, Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis said …

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Thessaloniki floods: Mayor calls critics “mentally retarded”

Mayor of Thessalonik, Yannis Boutaris called “mentally retarded” critics who mocked the fact that the city was part of “Resilient city Program.” Water- and power outage remain in several parts of the city as locals try to return to normal life. Large parts of Thessaloniki remain without water and electricity …

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Lenders press Greece to sell 40% of PPC lignite units and energy producing plants

Greek Interior Minister – an Energy minister in first SYRIZA government – Panos Skourletis accused on Monday international lenders of reneging on a 2015 bailout deal by trying to force a fire-sale of its main electricity utility Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) to serve “domestic and foreign business interests.” Later, a …

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Greece installs first photovoltaic virtual net-metering PV on school rooftop

Greece’s first virtual net-metering PV system is installed on the rooftop of a school in Thessaloniki, the country’s second biggest city. The system is funded by Greenpeace Greece but is not yet connected to the grid, as it is waiting for the ministry to pass a new law. Net-metering (or …

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Survey: 3 in 10 Greeks cannot afford heating or hot water

Residents in several underprivileged suburbs of Athens and Piraeus have seen their economic situation to have dramatically deteriorate and consequently also their living standards. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Ombudsman: one in five residents seeks soup kitchens and social groceries in order to get food. Three in …

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Chania: Quadriplegic woman dies after power cut due to debts to PPC

A quadriplegic woman died after Greek Public Power Company cut off the electricity supply due to debts and the life supporting oxygen machine stopped working. The bed-ridden woman was alone at home, when the PPC team came to cut the electricity supply. The life supporting machine worked for one more …

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PPC rolling strikes: Power cuts schedule announced; islands exempted, for far

Power cuts are expected it various areas of Greece and at various times as unionists of Public Power Company (DEH) launched their strike and switched off  13 electricity producing units. According to DEH and DEDHE (Power Distribution System) there will be power cuts of “maximum one hour” during  daytime in …

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Taxes and more taxes swallow Greek employees’ wages

I am so glad that somebody sat down and summarized what KTG has been reporting about for the last three years. Τhat is all the reporting about taxes and more taxes, and regular and emergency taxes that become permanent taxes. Not to forget the social security contributions and the income …

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Santorini: new power outage, the third in a week

One of  Greece’s top tourists’ destination Santorini suffered another electricity outage on Wednesday morning causing anew troubles for businessmen and tourists alike. The power cut occurred in the morning and affected large areas of the island. The mayor of Santorini said the power cut was due to a short circuit …

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