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Driving towards low carbon mobility

Author: D. Pritas - Managing Partner - Dipl. Mechanical Engineer of P. Karanasios - G. Varsami & Partners

The following procedures are required for licensing Compressed Natural Cas (CNG) automobile stations in Greece:


Promoting any licensing process for adding CNG facilities to an existing liquid gas station and/or LPG station requires, first of all, examining the feasibility of the project. During the initial inspection, a land-use audit will be carried out as well as an inspection of existing plant facilities.

Author: C. Nodaras - Managing Partner - CEO at One Team

Both on a national and European level a lot is being said about containing climate crisis and ultimately facing global climatic and environmental emergencies. It is now clear that conversations and theories are not enough. To take a path towards sustainable growth, collective actions are in need. By 2050 we aspire to transform our country into a climate-neutral economy, with 90% reduced greenhouse gas emissions. An achievement that requires a major capital change in the energy sector with further intervention, measures and technological adaptations that alter production and consumption methods.

 AuthorsDr. Zeimpekis - Executive Advisor at OPTILOG Advisory Services / I. Fragkiadaki - Junior Consultant at OPTILOG Advisory Services

 1. Challenges in the urban environment

Nowadays, more than 2/3 of the global population live in urban areas, and this number is expected to overcome 80% by 2050.  Cities hold the greatest part of economic and production activities, and they consume the most of available resources and energy. As a result, urban areas face significant negative impacts that are caused by human activities. Freight and passenger vehicles are the main responsible for most of the impacts, including congestion, high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution.

The objective of Sustainable City Logistics is the optimization of logistics services in urban areas, considering economic, environmental and social aspects. Furthermore, urbanization is a challenge that creates opportunities for the development of new technologies and sustainable transport systems, seeking solutions tailored to the characteristics of each city. The key driver is the efficiency of freight and passenger transportation in urban areas for the development of a competitive economy that will attract new investors.

 Author: Georgios Chatzopoulos - Diplom Engineer - MSc, MBA - DEPA S.A.

 The legislative framework has a significant impact on the 'automotive' fuel market and influences strongly the development of the “Natural Gas” sector in Greece.

In general, for distributing Natural Gas in Greece a special distribution license is required issued by the Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE).

The main legislative framework for Natural Gas for mobility use since 2000 is the following: