Poland’s largest opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has ambitious plans to expedite the country’s shift away from coal if it wins the tightly contested upcoming election

Poland's largest opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), harbors ambitious plans to expedite the country's departure from coal if it emerges victorious in the fiercely contested upcoming election. At present, Poland heavily relies on coal for electricity generation, resulting in exorbitant power prices within Europe and a substantial carbon footprint. Such circumstances could impede the nation's ability to attract environmentally friendly projects and export energy-intensive goods, such as steel. PO envisions a radical transformation, aiming to transition from coal to wind and solar as the primary sources of Polish electricity by the decade's end. Grzegorz Onichimowski, a former CEO of the Polish power exchange and a member of the team shaping PO's energy program, emphasizes the urgency of establishing renewable energy sources as the bedrock of Poland's energy system. The party sets its sights on achieving between 65% and 70% of the country's energy production from renewable sources
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