Polish People's Party in favour of green energy

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Polish People Party's Leader Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said at Sunday's press conference in Gdynia, northern Poland, that half of Poland's energy should be produced from renewable resources by the year 2030.

Kosiniak-Kamysz announced on Saturday that he would run in next year's presidential elections. He said that PSL's plan to move away from coal by 50 percent by the year 2030 was very ambitious, but possible to realise.

"We are not saying that we are able to move away from coal by the year 2030 or 2035. Some formations, such as the Left, are making such assumptions. This is unreal," he stated.

PSL leader said his party was opting for the development of green energy, which, in his opinion, would provide energy independence from the east, the west, and from other countries. He noted that one of green energy assumptions was the development of offshore wind energy.

On Thursday, the EU summit in Brussels exempted Poland from the 2050 climate neutrality deal. In announcing the decision, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said it met Poland's expectations.

During the first day of the summit, European Union leaders agreed on turning their bloc climate neutral by 2050. European Council President Charles Michel announced that Poland needed more time to reach climate neutrality and added that the European Union will come back to this subject in June 2020.