Tag: Poland

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host and Polish President Andrzej Duda has told coal miners in the country that the industry will continue to play an important role in Poland. Speaking to miners in the southern town of Brzeszcze, Duda said Poland “will continue to rely on coal. Of course, we’ll achieve an energy […]

Coal to account for 60% of Poland’s energy mix by 2030

Coal to account for 60% of Poland’s energy mix by 2030

Poland’s Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski has said nearly 60% of the country’s energy mix will be sourced from coal in 2030, as the country prepares to host the UN climate talks in December. Although there have been increasing calls from the European Union to reduce carbon emissions, Poland has […]

Europe struggle to get coal region backing for renewable transition

Europe struggle to get coal region backing for renewable transition

Europe is struggling to get the backing of its poorest regions that are heavily reliant on coal and old “mono-industries” in its shift to renewable energy. Last year, the European Commission has launched a platform to help the bloc’s coal producing countries transition away away from the energy source. However, […]

Governor Rick Perry answers questions during an interview at the Governor's Mansion on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Rick Perry to visit Poland and Ukraine to promote US energy

Rick Perry to visit Poland and Ukraine to promote US energy US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will visit Ukraine, Poland and a number of other eastern European countries to promote US energy in a bid to offer the region alternatives to its current reliance on Russia. A Department of Energy […]

Poland favour US LNG over Russia

Poland favour US LNG over Russia

Poland’s major gas company PGNiG has signed a 20-year deal with US Venture Global LNG that will see it receive 2 million tons of American LNG annually from 2022, as Poland looks to reduce its reliance on Russia for oil and gas imports. The US LNG will cost Poland a […]

Trump backs Polish energy security

Trump backs Polish energy security

In a bid to counter Russia’s energy dominance over Europe, US President Donald Trump has announced an energy security partnership with Poland which will be used to encourage diversity across the European market. During a press conference with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda who is in Washington for his first […]

Merkel counters Poland’s concerns over Nord Stream 2

Merkel counters Poland’s concerns over Nord Stream 2

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she does not see Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline between Russia and Berlin, as a threat to energy diversification – countering Poland’s views on the proposed project. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has reached out to the US to impose sanctions on the […]

Poland: “Common sense” key to COP24

Poland: “Common sense” key to COP24

Poland’s chief climate negotiator has said the world must put “common sense” above climate ambitions during the COP24 summit that will be held in Katowice in December. Tomasz Chruszczow said countries pledging to prevent the world from warming more than 1.5 degrees will not achieve anything and should therefore not […]