Poland wants to speed up phasing out coal and spend billions to build renewable and nuclear power infrastructure to address challenges related to climate change and ensure stable power supplies, the government said on Tuesday. Environmental campaign group Greenpeace, however, said the strategy does not respond to the challenges of the climate crisis and is detached from the economic realities. “The plan assumes maintaining a high share of coal-fired energy in energy production in 2030 and does not specify the date of Poland’s departure from coal,” Greenpeace said in a statement.
Reuters 8th Sept 2020 read more »
Poland plans to press ahead with a $40bn plan to build its first nuclear power plants and could accelerate its phase-out of coal. Nation accelerates drive to wean itself off fossil fuel that makes up 74% of its electricity generation.
FT 8th Sept 2020 read more »