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Poland plans to cut emissions under 20-year energy policy

03.02.2021 08:10
The Polish government has adopted an energy policy for the next 20 years that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Under the policy, the use of coal in the Polish economy is to be reduced in a manner that ensures a “just transition,” the Government Information Centre said.

The first block of a new nuclear power plant is expected to be put into operation in 2033, with further blocks to come online every two to three years. Poland will have six blocks in total, state news agency PAP reported.

Meanwhile, by 2030 renewable sources are to provide at least 23 percent of the total energy consumed in the country.

Under the long-term plan, adopted by the government on Tuesday, Poland is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by some 30 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

A year ago, the Polish government spokesman said that negotiations on developing nuclear power in the country were shifting into higher gear, with the final choice of technology expected to be made in 2021.


Source: PAP