Poland builds (even more) on coal

The land also wants to reduce even more lignite and explains not to sign a deal on the climate summit

"We do not sign anything", explained Piotr Naimski, Member of the ruling party "Law and justice" (PIS) and energy expert for the climate conference in Paris. There is a new conflict between the Poland and the EU ruled since mid-November since mid-November.

The country, which gains around 80-90 percent (there are different numbers) of the energy from the fossil fuel, now wants to promote coal degradation. "Poland energy security is based on the coal", So the Prime Minister Beata Szydlo in your expose to the government.

Coal power station Jaworzno. Iii. Image: Petr Štefek / CC-BY-SA-2.5

The Polish mines always make higher losses. In the three quarters of this year, it was 1.7 billion Zloty (400 million euros).

Limited in Poland "Energy security" Againal Okology and Economy. Even in Marz, the PIs tried as an opposition party in vain to bring through a legislative proposal that should scare the import cheaper Russian coal. On the one hand, because Russian cheap charcoal imprinted the expensive domestic, on the other, Poland does not want to be dependent on energy sources of a neighbor, which one mistreatly mitishes. Importing the Russian coal is a bit of the American, with 60 percent still expanding the main part. Now high sum should be invested in new pliers, so energy ministers Krzysztof Tchorzewski.

The trained engineer will deduct one Energy Ministry, whose construction is considered one of the most important tasks of the PIS governing party, the on 25. October has won the parliamentary elections.

Tchorzewski is generated to make the coal degradation cheaper in Poland when the government invests in Ziechen, where highly located carbon floze are degraded as in the old ones, which are partly enough two kilometers deep. Also, in addition to the classic coal vier in Upper Silesia is increasingly demanded in Sud and Eastern Poland coal. In addition, you want to build new coal-fired power plants. The PIS has an important electoral group in mind, which can also be dangered – the unions, including the legendar Solidarnosc, which the party had openly supported. Especially the miners were able to put the previously ruling burger platform (PO) under prere.

This energy policy contradicts the EU climate package, which provides for by 2030 CO2 emissions to reduce 40 percent in 1990. Even state-prassident Andrzej Duda denied the old government at the end of October the adoption of the prolonged Kyoto protocol using Veto.

DADA explained in the past week that neither the US, nor China or India had received the conditions of the Kyoto Agreement. In addition, Poland has already reduced much more than the demanded six percent of CO2 production since 1988, namely 30 percent. With a corresponding self-confidence, the country should now appear on the climate summit.

The conservative liberal "Burger platform" (Po) also acted as a carpenter of the coal, but sat on the climate peaks on a shift tactics. At PIS party feet Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who pulls the stripping in the government, the confrontative run. In addition, the newly baked government has no worked concept for its energy policy yet. It is unclear whether the share of renewable energies is expanded in Poland, which is currently at 11 percent.

In Poland there are Europe’s large-scale lignite deposits

If the PIS continues to demand the coal uncompromisingly, threaten conflicts with parts of the population suffering from their degradation or their combustion. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has begotten to increasingly put on lignite, the emission-intensive than the hard coal is. So far, it makes 18.2 percent of energy supply in the country. But that could change.

Near Liegnitz (Polish Legnica) lies with treasured 35 billion tons of Europe’s large-scale lignite deposits. The degradation is not yet decided due to resident protests and a planned strain. Against a lignite wallpaper, residents and environmental protection have been committed for years. The new PIS Environment Minister Jan Szyszko wants to prefetch locally, as the setting of the local population looks at.

On the other hand, burger initiatives in Krakow and other Beads Sudpolen is just contacting the Ministry of the Environment with the request to be informed about the state of air pollution. Krakow is considered one of the citys with the highest load, especially through the chimneys in the nearer Silesia and the coal stove in residential houses (Poland Thick Air).

While a North Antismog Law came into force in the company, which the municipalities to exchange the coal stove against another heating system, but the project often fails at the low financial power of the residents in the old residential houses.

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