Energy group PGE intends to offer 100-pct green power by 2050

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The PGE Group wants to offer only green energy by 2050, company representatives told a Wednesday press conference.

"In achieving zero emissions we will be a leader," PGE President Wojciech Dabrowski said. "Our aspiration is that 100-percent green energy will be offered to customers by our group in 2050."

The PGE president added that the group's new strategy would be published later in the autumn, providing for a return to the green path.

"We will transform PGE and the whole electric energy business, because we are the biggest," he said. "We intend to be a pioneer and for the company to lead the way in energy transformation."

Referring to Poland's draft energy policy until 2040, Dabrowski said that the group had set up a fair transformation plan for its central Polish Belchatow complex and plans to establish similar projects at other coal-burning sites.

"Available data show that green investments can fully replace or even yield more jobs that conventional coal complexes currently offer," Dabrowski said.

He noted that it is clear that coal will not be the basic fuel of the future and in the coming years, for a transition period, the group will use gas for heating plants.

On the subject of hydrogen, the PGE chief stated that it is currently too expensive a technology and needs a few years to become more widespread and bring costs down, but said the group was striving for its installations to be open to hydrogen burning in the future.