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Law No. 4062 on the development of the Hellenikon former airport site − the SUN Program − Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Incorporation of Directive 2009/28/EK) – Sustainability criteria for bio-fuel (Directive 2009/30/EK incorporation).

Document type
Original source
Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 70, Part I, 30 March 2012, pp. 1885-1943.
Bioenergy Biofuel Renewable energy
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The provisions of the law shall enter into force as from the day of its publication on the Official Gazette.

The law, consisting of 41 articles, is composed by four Parts: Part A provides for the enactment of the development framework plan for the Hellenikon area and the coastal area of Agios Kosmas. This part, consisting of 9 articles, regulates critical issues concerning the combined development of the former airport site, the Olympic Centre of Sailing and the Athletic Centre for Youth of Agios Kosmas, which all together compose the Metropolitan Pole of Hellinikon – Agios Kosmas. With Part B (articles 10-13), the law establishes the necessary framework for the implementation of the national energy program (called SUN), which mainly aims at: a) exporting and commercializing solar energy from Greece to Central European countries; this objective also contributes to achieving the national objective of settling the public debt, and b) promoting international collaboration within the framework of European policies as regards climate change, increasing production of electric energy from renewable sources and facilitating transport of this energy in trans-European energy networks. Part C (articles 14-34) of the law sets forth the provisions necessary for the effective transposition into the national legislative framework of EU Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It also harmonizes the Greek legislation with articles 2 and 7a up to 7e of EU Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality standards of petrol and diesel fuels. Part D (articles 35-41) deals with transitional and final provisions. More specifically, with the provisions of Part C: a) Law No. 3468/2006 is supplemented and amended accordingly as regards the calculation for the overall share of energy from renewable sources, the cooperation mechanisms between Member States and/or other third countries which allow them to agree on the extent to which one Member State supports the energy production in another, the guarantees of origin, the reports and the national plan of action on renewable energy, the normalization for the charge of hydropower and wind power electric energy production, the energy production from heat pumps, as well as the energy efficiency in transport; b) biofuels are distinct, depending on the use, in biofuels (liquid or gaseous fuel) for transport produced from biomass and in bioliquids which are liquid fuel for energy purposes other than for transport, including electricity, heating and cooling; c) new provisions are set forth with regard to the application of sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids, so as to lay down clear rules for the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels and bioliquids and their fossil fuel comparators; d) the Office for Sustainability Monitoring of Biofuels and Bioliquids is established at the General Secretariat of Energy and Climate Change with the objective to follow-up and certify that the production of biofuels and bioliquids meets the above-mentioned sustainability criteria; e) new provisions are set forth with regard to further promoting renewable sources of energy; this is related to additional administrative processes, regulations and Codes, as well as additional related procedures on information and training; f) Law No. 3054/2002 is supplemented and amended with certain provisions establishing a mechanism for the follow-up and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fuels in road and rail transport, as well as the obligation of special labelling for bio-fuel in retail sale points; g) Law No. 4001/2011 is supplemented and amended relating to the bearing and sharing of costs of technical adaptations, which are necessary in order to integrate new producers feeding electricity produced from renewable energy sources into the interconnected grid.

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Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Renewable energy, Basic legislation, EIA, Climate change, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Biodiversity, Ecosystem preservation


Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Ozone layer, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Renewable energy



Law No. 3468 on the production of electricity obtained from renewable energy sources and cogeneration of high performance heat and power.

Legislation | Greece | 2006

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Renewable energy


Law No. 3054 regulating the petroleum market and other provisions.

Legislation | Greece | 2002

Keyword: Oil, Internal trade, Authorization/permit