Poland introduces bill favoring coal over renewable energy

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Polish miners of the Jastrzebska Coal Company (JSW) during the protest in front of the Jastrzebska Coal Company headquarters in Jastrzebie-Zdroj, Poland, 09 February 2015. The miners went on strike on 28 January to protest against the company's decision to cut costs, including freezing of wages in 2015, as well as the removal of bonuses for workers, as a reaction to the worsening situation in the Polish coal industry.

Poland introduces bill favoring coal over renewable energy


The credit rating agency noted that new legislation signed on Tuesday, June 28 creates disincentives for new investment in Polish energy production. For Moody’s the immediate effect will be less investment in Polish energy infrastructure, which could undermine energy security as the country is expected to decommission some of its conventional electricity plants. For the EU, the law clashes with renewable energy objectives.

By reducing the role of renewables in its energy mix, Poland could g...


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