During the first five months of this year, Polish energy imports were 39 percent higher than a year ago, despite a drop in demand, reports Tuesday's edition of the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) daily.
Presidents Andrzej Duda and Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the signing of a deal on development of nuclear energy in Poland, which Duda said would be signed as soon as possible.
Enhanced defence cooperation through development of plans to strengthen military ties and the start of a new chapter in energy cooperation through a partnership to develop nuclear energy are foreseen in a joint declaration between the Polish and US presidents.
Renewable energy sources in Poland currently account for 10 GW of power with the fastest developing green energy source being solar power, the Climate Ministry said in a Monday press release.
Poland's Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka held an online debate on Monday with the head of OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) William D. Magwood, about the draft Polish Energy Policy until 2040 (PEP 2040), the climate ministry said in a Tuesday press release.
This year, nearly PLN 10 billion (EUR 2.26 bln) will go to support green investments, Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka has said. He stated the money would be allocated for, among other projects, eco-friendly transport, energy efficiency and photovoltaic development.
The EC's new EU budget proposal grants Poland EU 8 billion under a new Just Transition Fund, an instrument to aid the member states in adjusting their energy systems to climate demands. Poland would thus be the fund's biggest beneficiary.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will grant five loans totalling PLN 280 million (EUR 63 mln) for a portfolio of almost 200 MW in wind and solar energy in Poland, EBRD said in a Monday press statement.
Deputy PM and State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin declared on Monday that, at the moment, Poland's energy security was not threatened and that Poland had large coal reserves. He admitted that coal extraction could be suspended in another one or two mines.
Writing in the Washington Post, Daniel Obajtek says companies should take decisions not only to support their own business, but also to benefit the society.