EU agrees on stricter CO2 emission standards

The European Union decided to tighten CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV). By 2030, new cars should emit on average 35 percent less CO2 compared to the current limits.

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 And while Poles wait for the heating system subsidies to roll out, millions of outdated, fuming furnaces will ...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 Major cities spend over PLN 2.5 bln a year to protect environment

Polish major cities spend more than PLN 2.5 billion per year to protect the environment. However, increasing budgets will not solve the problem of poor air quality, PwC stated in a report. PwC experts emphasize the importance of citizens education about minimizing the negative impact on the environm...

Locked content Szczecin, Gdynia and Polkowice receive subsidies for eco-buses

Szczecin, Gdynia, and Polkowice will receive more than PLN 12 million in subsidies from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFEP&WM) for zero-emission public transport, the Fund said. There will be 14 new buses bought for about PLN 37 million. Poznań may be the n...

Locked content EU’s stricter pollution limits could cost Poland PLN 10 bln

The European Commission passed a new regulations which would force power plants to cut the amount of toxic pollutants they emit, including nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury and particulate matter.  “Air pollution is the prime environmental cause of premature death in the European Union,” said ...

Locked content PLN 151 mln earmarked for land remediation

The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) has earmarked PLN 151 million for the remediation of bio-degraded areas: PLN 82.5 million will be awarded as subsidies and PLN 68.5 million as loans. Local government units, public institutions, state-controlled companies,...

Locked content Free public transport for school children in Warsaw from September

“We want students from primary and secondary schools to be able to make free use of public transport from September,” the Warsaw authorities announced on Tuesday. Free travel will become available to more than 150,000 students, which would result in the proceeds from ticket sales dropping by PLN 13 ...

Locked content Poland called to the European Court of Justice

The European Commission is taking Poland to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg for breaking EU environment law when exploring for shale gas, the EU executive said on April 28. According to Poland’s law, it is required to impact assessments for drilling only to a depth of more than 5,0...

Locked content PLN 6 billion spent on environmental protection in 2014

National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej – NFOŚiGW) spent record sum of nearly PLN 6 billion from the EU and domestic funds for environmental protection projects in 2014, the institution informed. In 2013, the NFOŚiGW sp...