The Government of Poland is reportedly planning to phase out coal power, focusing investments on developing renewable and nuclear power infrastructure. Reuters reported on government plans to invest $40bn to develop the country’s first nuclear power plants, with 6GW to 9GW capacity. Authorities expect the first nuclear power plant with 1-1.6GW capacity to come online by 2033. The government intends the investments to help the country address climate change and ensure stable power supplies in the country. By 2044, the government reportedly plans to develop 8-11GW of offshore wind capacity.
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Polish Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka yesterday unveiled his plan to construct six new nuclear power units by 2040 as the country transitions to a clean energy economy. This plan includes reducing the share of coal in electricity production to between 37% and 56% in 2030, and to between 11% and 28% in 2040, depending on CO2 prices. Coal last year accounted for 74% of Polish electricity generation.
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