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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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.
The European Commission president has reacted to an energy resolution adopted by Poland's Silesia mining region by suggesting the reduction in overall demand for fossil fuels.
The Baltic Sea bed is littered with mines, bombs and chemical weapons left over from the Second World War that could cause an environmental disaster as they corrode over time, a leading Polish newspaper has reported.
Dozens of Polish towns and cities may face severe coal shortages and be hit by high prices for the commodity when the heating season starts in two to three months, Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland's main opposition party, has warned.
One miner has died after an accident at a coal mine in Bogdanka in Lubelskie province on Wednesday, three others have been brought safely to the surface, said police spokeswoman Izabela Zieba from the local police headquarters.
A further miner injured in last Wednesday's methane blast at the Pniowek coal mine in southern Poland has died, the Burn Treatment Centre in Siemianowice Slaskie, where the man was hospitalised, reported on Tuesday evening.
A complaint from Poland has been brought before The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) against the European Commission's decision to cut Poland's EU funding in order to recover money Warsaw had refused to pay after CJEU ruling on Turow coal mine, the CJEU press officer has said.
Teams of rescuers who are trying to reach four miners who went missing after a tremor shook the Zofiowka coal mine in southern Poland, on Saturday, have managed to detect signals from emergency beacons located in the miners' lamps.