Tag Archive: Poland

Energising Communities

May 27, 2024 5:01 pm Published by

Energy communities are essential for decentralising power systems and advancing the transition to a fully renewable-based European power system by 2035.

Turów would avert many disasters by saying goodbye to coal

May 14, 2024 12:56 pm Published by

On 13 March 2024, environmental activists in Poland won a court case against the Turów coal mine. The ruling, handed down by a regional administrative court in Warsaw, invalidated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) required by PGE, Poland’s largest power producer, to  secure its mining licence until 2044. 

Polish court ducks opportunity to reign in PGE at Turów

August 31, 2023 3:47 pm Published by

Warsaw's Administrative Court has suspended proceedings on Turów coal mine's sham environmental impact assessment (EIA) that its owner PGE requires for its licence renewal. The verdict leaves local communities, already battered by water shortages, subsidence and dust, to stare down the barrel of a further twenty years of mining, while they await the claimants’ appeal. 

Calling Time on Coal: Eastern Greater Poland [video]

November 28, 2022 12:30 pm Published by

Calling Time on Coal: Eastern Greater Poland, tells the story of how one Polish region steeped in coal has rejected the Polish government’s strategy to keep burning coal until 2049 in favour of blazing its own path beyond coal by 2030 to build a brighter future based upon clean, renewable energy.

Calling time on Coal: Eastern Greater Poland

November 28, 2022 12:21 pm Published by

Poland has the second largest coal industry in the EU, but while the majority of other member states will stop burning the dirtiest of all fossil fuels this decade, Poland has no such plan. That is, except for the coal region of Eastern Greater Poland, which has taken matters into its own hands and plans to be coal free by 2030.