30 Jan '17, 1pm

IEA urges Poland to opt for cleaner coal and renewables

"Although important improvements have been made to modernise the Polish energy infrastructure, significant investments are still needed to ensure a sustainable supply of energy, reduce the share of carbon-intensive plants and increase the exploitation of renewable energy sources," the IEA noted. The organisation highlighted Poland's "very ambitious" target of one million electric vehicles by 2025 and "significant progress" in the deployment of renewable energy sources. But there are major headaches looming for a country that is so reliant on coal. The overhaul of the country's regulatory framework for renewables within the Renewable Energy Act 2015 and separate legislation for the development of onshore wind have reduced costs at the expense of further growth, the IEA said. Poland is "a less attractive place to invest in wind power", the IEA said, adding that "despite the ...

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