Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister and leader of a small Eurosceptic party, has said the government should invest more in coal mining to reduce energy prices for Poles.
Renewable energy sources satisfied over 17 percent of domestic electricity consumption in Poland in 2022, power grid operator PSE has reported.
Solidary Poland, a Eurosceptic ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has demanded that the government invest more in hard coal mines.
Poland will not shut any coal mines until the country’s first nuclear reactors are put into operation, a deputy prime minister has said.
Poland's president on Wednesday signed into law bills capping energy prices for households, SMEs and local governments, as Poles and Polish businesses brace themselves for high energy bills during the winter months.
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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said he has no regrets over his government's swift decision to impose an embargo on Russian coal, despite the distribution problems that Poland is facing now.
The Polish government on Friday passed draft legislation capping electricity prices for households, local governments, power-sensitive companies and SMEs, a government official said on Friday afternoon.
The government will spend about PLN 3 billion (EUR 0.62 billion) from the state budget on coal subsidies for local governments, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.