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Poland walks slow towards Wind, but rushes to protect coal

Poland is playing a long game with the European Commission, on the one hand sticking steadfastly to its coal based electricity generation, which is 80% dominant, and on the other pushing ahead with renewables – most recently offshore wind, with a government plan about to move through its freshly elected government. But for renewables at least, it is a slow process, and this represents the biggest thorn in the side of any EU strategy on climate change. One of the first steps the new Commissioners at the EU must work out is how to change Poland’s beliefs. It won’t be easy. The Wind bill discussed openly this week by Polish Minister for Energy Krzysztof Tchorzewski, will make room for over…

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