The Polish government plans to extend preferable pricing conditions for electricity bills paid by households until the end of 2024, according to its legislative work agenda published on Monday.
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Published by APPLiA Polska the report says that in 2022 the value of the industry to Poland amounted to little short of PLN 27 billion.
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.
Poland is to cap electricity prices for all households from next year, with a limit of up to 2,000 kWh of annual use.
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.
The Polish government will spend PLN 11.5 billion (EUR 2.41 billion) this year to subsidise coal purchases for homes with coal-fired stoves.
Gas bills for households and some public entities such as hospitals will not increase this year, under new legislation aimed at protecting some vulnerable consumers from soaring gas prices.
According to a CBOS survey, 55 percent of Poles say that, in general, the year 2021 was good for them personally, 4.9 percentage points higher than in the same survey for 2020.
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