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Poland Energy Minister shrugs off net-zero “fantasy”

Poland Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski has claimed the EU push for net zero emissions by 2050 is a “fantasy”, for Poland at least, saying that the economy would need an injection of €700 to €900 billion. This is far from the first resistance the Polish government has exhibited towards EU climate targets, with the country refusing to follow the French drive for a coal-free energy mix and for all member states to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. With legislation in the pipeline to allow the government to open new coal mines without consulting local authorities, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland anticipates that half of the country’s energy will be generated using coal in 2050. Far…

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