Greece heads for a 30% share of renewable in heating oil

Greece passed its first climate law on 26 May 2022

Greece passed its first climate law on 26 May 2022:

  • The legislation sets interim targets for Greece to cut greenhouse emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and by 80% by 2040 before achieving zero-net emissions by 2050.
  • Law with more flexible requirements than the original proposal. The ban on using heating oil in new buildings from 2023 has been removed for the structures that can be connected to a natural gas network. Also, the total prohibition of new heating oil systems from 2030 has been removed. Instead, a mandatory 30% alternative liquid fuels blending into heating oil from 2030 onwards
  • Obligation to stop the sale and installation of heating oil systems from 2025.
  • The Ministry of Environment and Energy will review, by the end of 2025, the ban on the sales of new heating oil systems, as well as the timeframe for using heating oil mixed with renewable fuels.