Poland’s climate and environment minister has called on other states to boycott Russian energy sources, saying Poland cannot go it alone.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Twitter on Thursday that he and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda discussed security challenges and cooperation in transport and energy, during a meeting held earlier in the day.
Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) is planning to allocate part of its PLN 3.2 billion (EUR 706 million) new issue of shares for the development of offshore wind farms, Wojciech Dabrowski, PGE CEO, has said.
The Sejm, the lower of house of parliament, on Thursday passed a law temporarily scrapping VAT on food, gas and energy under a government scheme designed to shield Poles from the effects of rising inflation.
The Polish government is working on solutions that will offset increases in gas and energy prices, a government spokesman has said.
In 2020, the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption increased by 0.76 percentage points to 16.13 percent, reported Poland's Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Thursday.
The bill, which reduces the excise tax on electricity and fuel, was passed by the Sejm on Thursday.
The World Bank will lend Poland EUR 250 million to help it improve its air quality and energy efficiency, according to a bank communique issued on Thursday.
Poland's prime minister has told Germany's DPA news agency that while the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine is a cause for concern, an energy crisis in Ukraine due to its reliance on Russian resources is yet another threat.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said Poland and the UK are “on the same wavelength” when it came to dealing with a number of crises in Central and Eastern Europe.