Country Profile: Greece
Area: 357,022 km2
Greece is a south-Eastern European country located in the south end of the Balkan peninsula, Greece has a very high level of human development and a GDP below the European average and a rather urban population.
The Greek climate is Mediterranean and warm. Almost a third of the country is covered by forest, with the other two thirds considered agricultural land, mainly covered by permanent pasture.
% of renewables in the H&C sector: 30,2%
% of bioheat within renewables in the H&C sector: 60,3%
Biomass for heating in Greece
Greece has a very similar renewable share as the EU average, around 20%. Almost half of the country power supply comes from lignite coal plants, which will be phased out by 2028.
In the heating & cooling sector, although bioenergy is the main source, the average renewability of the sector is fairly law (30%), however the country needs of heating is lower than other European countries thanks to its warm weather.
Overall heating stock in Greece has a similar age structure than the EU average. The Ministerial Decree 189533/2011 established requirements for central heating boilers used in the residential and service sector, as well as for hot water / steam plants in service sector buildings. New biomass boilers must comply with the requirements of Class 3 / EN303-5. Greek Domestic Energy Saving Plans finances up to 70% of funds gas, LPG and even oil boilers.
- Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for Greece (EL– EN)
- National Air Pollution Control Programme (EL)
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