The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has passed an amendment that puts a cap of 40 percent on increases in district heating prices.
Poland's minister of climate and environment took to social media on Friday to announce that additional regulations would be introduced by the government to safeguard consumers from rises in heating bills.
From 600,000 to 700,000 Polish households still have no heating coal for the winter season, the climate minister told the Polsat News TV channel on Friday.
Households that use electricity to heat their homes will also be included in a comprehensive government support scheme, the Ministry of Family and Social Policy has announced.
The Sejm, lower house of parliament, has approved a bill envisaging one-off subsidies for households relying on non-coal fuels for heating.
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's gas reserves are fully stocked and gas supplies are taking place according to plan, the climate and environment minister said on Thursday.
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.