Poland Passes Amendment to Back Renewable Energy

Waiting for the president’s assent, the amendment aims at reducing the carbon footprint for the country which is heavily dependent on fossil fuel energy.

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Giving support to the use of clean energy, upper house of the Polish parliament passed an amendment to encourage more investment in Poland renewable energy.

Waiting for the president’s assent, the amendment aims at reducing the carbon footprint of the country which is heavily dependent on fossil fuel energy.

For a country with high reliability on coal based electricity it is challenging to reach the clean energy targets.

Energy Minister, Krzysztof Tchorzewski said, “For sure for us this (35% minimum threshold) would be a very difficult challenge. From the 2030 perspective it will be difficult if not almost impossible to meet.”

Earlier, the polish government had restricted the wind power production which was not helping achieving the clean, renewable energy targets.

The country has total wind power installed capacity of 6.4 GW.

Poland’s relatively low wind power capacity is not indicative of the country’s potential, “However, we mustn’t forget that the true market potential of wind energy in Poland by 2020 is approximately 11.5 GW onshore and 1.5 GW offshore, according to the independent Renewable Energy Institute.

Source: Cleantechnica

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