The Greek government has adopted the country's first national climate protection law, aiming for a net-zero strategy by 2050 and ending lignite power generation by 2028. The legislation aims to lower Greece’s reliance on fossil fuels, which was further exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine. It sets interim targets of cutting carbon dioxide emissions as of 2030 by at least 55% from 1990 levels, and by 80% by 2040. As previously announced, 100% of Greece's coal-fired power generation will be shut down by 2028, and using crude oil to produce power on islands not connected to the mainland grid will be prohibited by 2030. Greece aims to make up to 70% of its final energy consumption by 2030 come from renewable sources, easing licensing for renewable energy projects and expanding the national power grid to accommodate the rising capacity.

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