Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister George Papaconstantinou announced on Thursday the government's intention to adopt legislation for speeding up investments in off-shore wind parks and for exploiting solar energy.
Addressing an Institute for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) event in Athens on "Long-term Energy Perspectives: The Challenges for the Energy Sector in Greece by the year 2050", Papaconstantinou also announced that a government proposal for long-term energy planning  would be made public after the month of August and submitted for dialogue with the market's agencies.

The minister reiterated that consultations with the European Commission regarding the access of third parties to Greek lignite reserves would conclude in the coming weeks.