The villages of lignite in Greece
This is a Photographic storytelling regarding the villages of Kozani, North Greece, where lignite mininghas caused serious ecological damage and has forced many villages in abandonment . Lignite is mined by the PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION (PPC) exclusively in opencast mines. It operates mines in Western Macedonia in 80% of the national production. Despite the the fact that the lignite mining has been convicted worldwide by environmental organizations, many governments drop the use of renewable energy sources because of economic costs and focused again to "dirty" lignite. Latest research of Wood Mackenzie concludes that "this decade lignite will again become the leading source of global energy"!