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Energy transition: dependent on hard coal and lignite, Poland under pressure

2021-10-11T16:09:51.574Z

The country, which is one of the three major European users, plans to go without coal by 2050. How can we safely get rid of the most polluting energy source, but also the most used in the country? This is the whole dilemma of Poland, which has ended up rallying to the EU's goals. It wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and it obviously intends to get rid of coal, even if its weight, 5% of global consumption, is low on a global scale. See also Europeans on a forced march to maintain t



How can we safely get rid of the most polluting energy source, but also the most used in the country?

This is the whole dilemma of Poland, which has ended up rallying to the EU's goals.

It wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and it obviously intends to get rid of coal, even if its weight, 5% of global consumption, is low on a global scale.

See also

Europeans on a forced march to maintain their climate leadership

The three major European users of hard coal and lignite, Germany (32% of European consumption and 1.2% of world consumption), Poland (30% and 1.1%) and the Czech Republic (8, 7% and 0.3%), are therefore under pressure to accelerate their energy transition.

Economic imperative

The abandonment of coal is also an economic imperative as CO2 prices on the European market have reached historic highs in recent months.

After having languished for years under 10 euros, the tonne of European carbon, which the large polluting industries must pay, has exceeded 60 euros.

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Source: lefigaro

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