Deputy minister stresses focus on biomass energy potential

Efforts will be made to develop the field of biomass-based energy production, Deputy Environment and Energy Minister Yiannis Tsironis noted during yesterday’s ministry handover ceremony.

Tsironis, who was re-appointed to the ministry’s deputy post following a short tenure by an interim government, stressed that a number of issues, including the biomass energy plan, have the potential to swiftly create thousands of jobs.

The deputy minister said the national plan for waste management includes major challenges, such as biomass energy production, whose potential is still not off the ground in Greece and therefore will be developed by the government.

“New entrepreneurs have emerged in this field and require our support for new jobs and energy production that will not be imported or dependent on weather conditions, while also being a purely renewable energy source,” Tsironis remarked.