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.
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The first shipments of coal from Ukraine should reach Poland in a week’s time and subsequent deliveries may follow, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Tuesday.
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.
Polish mine rescue workers have found the body of a miner who was buried 850 metres below ground on Friday morning.
The Polish cabinet has approved a bill envisaging one-off subsidies for households relying on non-coal fuels for heating, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Tuesday.
Poland may face coal shortages despite plans to increase extraction by domestic mines, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.
A bill guaranteeing the price of coal in Poland has been accepted by the Council of Ministers, the climate and environment minister announced on Tuesday.