Polish gov't announces new long-term energy plan

The Polish government has announced a new long-term energy plan for the country in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions.

The plan drafted by Poland’s Energy Ministry said the country is to reduce coal energy to 30% of its energy mix by 2040. Coal is currently the source of 80% of Poland’s gross energy consumption.

The country also aims to start producing its own nuclear energy by 2033, and invest in an offshore windfarm programme.

According to the ministry’s plan, renewable energy sources should constitute 21 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2030. The European Parliament earlier this month adopted a new set of energy efficiency regulations.

According to the legislation, 32 percent of the bloc's gross final energy consumption is to come from renewable sources by 2030, and energy efficiency is to be improved by 32.5 percent in the same time frame. According to the European Parliament's website, the regulations aim to reduce the average European's energy bills by making energy more efficient.



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