President Andrzej Duda has stated that Poland will double the production of energy from renewable sources by 2030, but admitted that this is a huge challenge.
Poland may not reach the target level of 15 percent of renewable energy sources (RESs) in general gross energy consumption in 2020, with a share of 13-14 percent more likely, Deputy Climate Minister Ireneusz Zyska announced on Wednesday.
Poles are at the forefront of Central European countries in terms of support for the green transformation, shows a study conducted by the Institute for Market and Social Research IBRiS cited by Monday's Rzeczpospolita daily.
The production of electricity in Poland based on the burning of coal grew in March 2020 to 50.21 percent from 46.79 in March 2019, according to data from state owned transmission system operator PSE.
Poland's Industrial Development Agency (ARP) has signed a letter of intent with US company General Electric in a bid to boost the country's competence in conventional and new renewable energy generation, ARP said in a news release on Friday.
Grants from the Norwegian and European Economic Area Funds are to be made available for bilateral projects in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security and reducing climate change, Poland's Ministry of Climate announced on Friday.
The use of renewable energy in total energy consumption edged up by 0.26 percentage point to 11.16 percent in 2018, Poland's Central Statistical Office has reported.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to support the development of renewable energy projects in Poland. In 2019, it wants to invest more than in 2018, PAP has been told by an EBRD director.
The international project will explore ways of overcoming the storage and transport of electricity generated by renewables.
Scaling up renewable energy sources in Poland would benefit the economy, improve people’s health, and reduce serious environmental problems, says a new World Bank report.