Gov't wants to invest wisely in renewable energy sources - minister

The government wants to invest sensibly in renewable energy sources and focus in the near future on photovoltaic and biogas plants, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said on Saturday.

Speaking at a symposium organised at a Catholic university in Toruń, northern Poland, the minister said that the government has decided, having settled the issue with the mining community, that the extension of the Ostrołęka power plant in northeastern Poland will be the country's last investment in a coal-fired power plant.

Tchórzewski underlined that renewable energy sources must be built and that the United Right government is not neglecting this issue, but at the same time it is guided by the principles of rationality in the entire energy sector.

"This energy cannot interfere with the public, we want to focus more on photovoltaics. (...) It is more needed than wind energy. We will also invest in the construction of biogas plants, he declared.

Also in attendance at the conference are Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński and Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.