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.
Companies and associations representing the energy sector in eight "new" EU countries, including Poland, called for broader compensation mechanisms to help the sector undergo necessary modernisation in view of the new 2030 CO2 reduction target.
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.
Polish Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka participated, via Tuesday videoconference in the 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual meeting on global climate policy, organised by the German gov't, the ministry has said.
The Climate Ministry has been working on a Polish Hydrogen Strategy in order to make it easier to win EU funds for modern technical know-how. The announcement was made by the deputy climate minister and government commissioner for renewable energy sources.
Poland's Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka addressing a Paris conference on Wednesday said that credibility and fair distribution of costs and benefits are of key importance to solving climate problems.
According to diplomatic sources, of the Just Transition Mechanism’s 100 bln euros, Poland is to get EUR 27 bln, more than any other EU member state.
Polish Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka met with US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Thursday to discuss cooperation in the energy and climate sector, the Climate Ministry said in a Friday news release.
The EU summit in Brussels on Thursday exempted Poland from the 2050 climate neutrality deal. Informing about the decision on Thursday night, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said it met Poland's expectations.