The Polish government has approved a bill capping electricity prices for all households for the next year to alleviate the impact of high energy prices, government spokesperson said on Monday evening.
Poland has secured enough coal to meet the country’s needs, a senior member of the governing Law and Justice party said on Friday.
Poland will take delivery of 10 million tonnes of coal by the end of the year, a deputy state assets minister has said without specifying where the coal will come from.
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Ukraine is prepared to consider introducing quotas for the export of 100,000 tonnes of hard coal to Poland in September, Denys Shmyhal, the Ukrainian prime minister, has said.
Poland has ordered plenty of coal but domestic distribution may be an issue, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.
The Sejm, lower house of parliament, has approved a bill envisaging one-off subsidies for households relying on non-coal fuels for heating.
Poland's State Treasury will buy out shares in the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest coal mining conglomerate, from four shareholders in which the Treasury has stakes.
The government will take steps to see that gas and electricity prices do not rise as much as predicted by Poland's power regulator URE and energy operators, the government spokesperson informed on Wednesday.
Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has criticized the government decision to offer a one-off allowance of PLN 3,000 (EUR 636) for all households with coal-fired heating.