EUR 131 bn for thermal upgrades until 2030 - economists

Poland should spend around EUR 131 billion for thermal upgrades until 2030, the Polish Economic Institute said on Monday. The mentioned amount is EUR 84 billion higher than it would have been without a nationwide low-emission heating campaign, the institute wrote.

Explaining the costs, the institute said the EUR 131 billion had to cover the insulation of buildings connected to the national heating system and privately-heated buildings, the exchange of heat sources in thermal plants, the expansion of thermal networks and the exchange of heat sources in privately-heated buildings.

The institute also recommended a ban on coal as a heating fuel in privately-heated buildings.

The institute said that thermal upgrade costs until 2030 without the exchange of traditional heating systems for low-emission variants would amount to about EUR 47 billion.