New energy and climate change committee set to meet February 21

The newly formed National Committee for Energy and Climate Change, whose establishment was made official through a recent government gazette announcement by energy minister Giorgos Stathakis, is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting on February 21.

This initial session, to focus on establishing the roles and objectives of the committee, will be followed by meetings with energy sector authorities, including local governments, NGOs active in energy and climate change, sector experts, professional and scientific associations, as well as employee representatives.

These groups have already received questionnaires to help shape preliminary procedures and positions.

Ensuing sessions will examine issues such as energy supply security, RES markets, energy efficiency, as well as R&D matters in the energy sector.

The committee’s initial findings, leading to the establishment of a national strategy for energy and climate change, will be presented by the energy minister in parliament. The objective is to forge a clear-cut road map for energy sector revisions and utilization of investment opportunities covering the sector’s entire gamut.

Established as a 20-member committee featuring the heads of all the country’s energy sector authorities, the group will be led by Mihalis Veriopoulos, the energy ministry’s secretary general.