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EU agrees on ETS carbon market reform

EU member states came to an agreement regarding the bloc’s the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The cap-and-trade system is the EU’s flagship tool for reducing greenhouse gases and meeting its climate goals by regulating emissions at some 12,000 industrial and power installations.

Locked content Poland to spend PLN 50 bln on energy transformation – Tchórzewski

According to energy minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Poland will have to spend some PLN 50 million in the next 20 years to adapt its energy facilities to meet EU standards. “The European Commission, in its efforts to curb CO2 emissions, proposes solutions that would cost us PLN 150-200 billion. I thi...

Locked content EU adopts ETS climate change draft. Lowers cap

A draft reform of Europe’s emissions trading system (ETS) has been adopted by the European Parliament. The cap of 2.4 percent decrease each year in emissions,proposed by the parliament’s environment committee was lowered to 2.2 percent after strong campaigning from Polish MEPs. The cap-and-tra...

Locked content Poland to invest PLN 45-50 billion in 5-6 new power units

Energy minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told the press on Tuesday that Poland will conduct an investment program in the energy sector with a value of approx. PLN 45-50 billion with the aim of building 5-6 new power plants in the coming years. He explained that construction already underway and those t...

Locked content PM: Poland has a firm stand on carbon emissions

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz plans to push for solutions that are in Poland’s interest during the upcoming EU climate summit. She will especially focus on CO2 emission limits. “This issue actually concerns all Poles, because everyone uses electricity,” Kopacz was quoted as saying by Polish...
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Poland will veto 40% CO2 reduction – Piechociński

If the EU summit next week maintains the European Commission’s proposal on reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2030, Poland will have to veto it, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Janusz Piechociński told Polish Radio on Thursday.