Is PLN 103 bln enough to tackle smog in Poland?

Poland claims the unflattering title of the smoggiest country in Europe. While the Government has pledged serious money to fight it, coal standard regulations seem to be counter-productive. And while Poles wait for the heating system subsidies to roll out, millions of outdated, fuming furnaces will ...

Locked content Poland to spend PLN 10 bln to fight air pollution

The Ministry of the Environment will spend over PLN 10 billion on measures to improve air quality by 2020, the ministry said. “Poland is consistently working to improve air quality, however, long-term negligence in this area means that these activities require time and cooperation at the level of go...

Locked content Heavy smog hits Poland

According to the European Environmental Agency data, Poland was the most polluted EU country on Monday. In Warsaw, the level of the PM (particulate matter) 2.5 concentration in Warsaw on Monday morning exceeded 115 micrograms per cubic meter while PM10 concentration was at 125 micrograms per cubic m...

Locked content Poland appeals against EU air pollution directive

Poland has lodged an appeal to the EU’s Court of Justice against the bloc’s directive to lower air pollution, PM Beata Szydło said. “As for climate policy, our position is clear: we do not agree with the norms that have been introduced. We will be consistent in protesting and looking for new s...

Dragon masks

As Polish cities become increasingly polluted, Poles are taking to respirator masks. WBJ talked to Mateusz Jasiński, founder and owner of Dragonmasks, which is well positioned to take advantage of the emerging market

Locked content Kraków to fight smog with crowdfunding

Local authorities of the city of Kraków, wants to raise at least PLN 5,000 in a crowdfunding effort to buy dust eating plants. The city, which will give PLN 3 for every złoty raised, hopes that it will help fight air pollution. The plants would be placed in public educational facilities. “This initi...

Locked content IEA says Poland could improve its energy plans

The International Energy Agency reported on Thursday that the study it had tabulated on Poland’s energy sources for 2016 indicated that the country is very heavily reliant on coal. Amidst a winter that has seen air pollution levels in Polish cities, at times, reach dangerous levels, the IEA indicate...

Locked content More electric heat will reduce costs, fight smog – Energy Ministry

Deputy Minister of Energy Andrzej Piotrowski said that the government wants to encourage Polish residents to heat their homes with electricity-powered sources that have an extensive accumulation of heat, according to a Puls Biznesu report on Friday. It will encourage the promotion of subsidies to he...

Locked content President signs anti-smog bill

President of Poland Andrzej Duda has signed the so called anti-smog bill, his chancellery informed. The law is expected to curb emission of toxic substances. The bill will allow local governments to implement legal solutions aimed at improving the quality of air and lowering noise pollution. The law...