Tag Archive: Poland

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.

Flawed Turów coal mine assessment gets green light

October 10, 2022 3:07 pm Published by

Poland’s General Director for Environmental Protection waved through an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the country’s Turów coal mine this past Friday, despite expert analysis showing the EIA severely underestimates the amount of groundwater the mine is draining.

Efficient district heating in CEE countries

March 28, 2022 11:46 am Published by

While modern district heating systems can significantly contribute to the integration of renewable energy in order to decarbonise our energy system, many of the existing systems in Central and Eastern Europe are still highly inefficient and heavily reliant on fossil fuels, such as oil, fossil gas or coal.

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Polish court ruling curbs PGE’s plan to mine at Turow until 2044

February 1, 2022 2:09 pm Published by

A Warsaw court has ruled that Polish authorities were wrong to implement an Environmental Impact Assessment at PGE’s Turow coal mine with immediate effect. The ruling effectively blocks the highly controversial 23-year licence extension that Polish utility PGE thought it had secured for its mine.