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 And while Poles wait for the heating system subsidies to roll out, millions of outdated, fuming furnaces will ...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 Anti-smog program will cost PLN 130 billion – PM

The “Clean Air” program will cost PLN 130 billion and will last for 5-10 years,  Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.  The agreement for the implementation of the program which aims to “stop smog” was signed on Thursday. Under the program, multi-billion funds will invest i...

Locked content Smog meter network for city buses wins Smart City competition

Mobile smog meters for city buses was the winning tech idea at the Katowice Smart City forum. The solution was proposed by students from Silesian University of Technology. The mobile gauges would be installed on city buses and allow for more precise smog detection and measurement, while an system us...

Locked content 44% Poles see smog as a serious problem – poll

Smog in their neighborhood is a serious problem for 44 percent of those polled, including 19 percent who said it is a very serious issue for them, according to a survey carried out by pollster CBOS. As many as 29 percent of respondents said that the scale of the smog problem is small and 24…

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...

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 Silesia offers free transport due to smog

Public transport will be free in the Silesia agglomeration on Thursday, due to the alarmingly high smog levels. Passengers need to produce a valid car registration and an ID to be eligible for fare-free transit. Free public transport is only a small step in fighting smog, stressed the representative...