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Poland Will Not Move Away From Coal

October 6, 2015
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/05/poland-government-signals-reversal-from-nuclear-energy-program-see-coal-as-base/

 

Another nail in the coffin for Paris!

 

AP report:

 

WARSAW, Poland –  Poland’s prime minister says she does not consider nuclear energy a priority and is instead focused on strengthening the coal mining industry.

Ewa Kopacz’s comments indicated a U-turn from earlier government plans to add nuclear energy to Poland’s mix in the coming years.

Kopacz said Monday that Poland’s energy security is based on coal. The country has rich deposits of the fossil fuel and the government is currently taking steps to preserve coal mines and thousands of jobs in the industry.

A few years ago, the government, then led by Donald Tusk, said a nuclear plant would be built and be operational around 2020.

Treasury Minister Adam Czerwinski said Monday it is still not known where and how the nuclear plant would be built.

 

Now all we need is an outbreak of commonsense from David Cameron!

3 Comments
  1. dennisambler permalink
    October 6, 2015 4:00 pm

    Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, a Draft Climate negotiating text is out:

    http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=39b25e6afa81d7ffc0e925ee9&id=d5fb658712&e=c5d3c65f34

    “The UN has produced a slimmed-down negotiating text for the global climate pact due to be signed in Paris this December – less than a quarter the length of the last version, published in July. The document clarifies which elements will be legally binding and which go into a ‘decision document’ that can evolve over time. The legally-binding portion will include a long-term global goal for peaking or phasing out greenhouse gas emissions. The draft has no official status – the only way such pre-negotiation negotiations can take place, notes Andy Revkin in the New York Times. The problem is that the draft remains “riddled” with square brackets, he writes. The Guardian also carries the story. ”

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch: “UK Coal-fired power stations ‘to close'”

    http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=39b25e6afa81d7ffc0e925ee9&id=21cd92afa5&e=c5d3c65f34

    “Britain will shut down all its coal-fired power stations by 2023, under plans being drawn up by ministers before a United Nations climate change conference in Paris next month, the Times reports. It is understood that Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, could announce the plan before the conference begins on November 30. Under the proposals, Britain’s ten coal-fired power stations, the biggest supplier of electricity for decades, would be forced to convert to alternative fuels, fit carbon capture and storage equipment, or shut. Coal – the most polluting fossil fuel in terms of carbon emissions – generated about 30% of electricity in the UK last year. The plan “is likely to add to fears” that new renewables will not come on to the system quickly enough to replace the lost coal-fired generation capacity, the Times writes. “While fossil fuels have a role to play in meeting our energy ­demands, evidence shows that coal as a percentage of total generation has ­fallen from 40 per cent in 2012 to 29 per cent in 2014″, a DECC spokesperson said. The Times”

  2. Knute permalink
    October 6, 2015 5:07 pm

    Lovely eastern European defiance. Nothing clever to be countered by an equally clever back room deal (pay attention England).

    Just plain ole, no thank you.
    We have coal. We will use it.
    Winters are cold. Our people want a better standard of living and we will use our resources wisely to do so.

    Btw, Mr Homewood, thanks for plugging and playing the reactions of various nations to the coming carbon tax escalation. By simply doing so you are allowing the world to zero in on your webpage for up to date info.

    The UN will be the enforcement arm of the carbon tax. If you think they are weak, just remember what they just pulled off concerning the lifting of the Iran sanctions.

    And here I thought it would the Aussies who stepped up when in fact, it’s the Poles.

    You gotta love that if just for a moment.

  3. A C Osborn permalink
    October 6, 2015 5:17 pm

    “Now all we need is an outbreak of commonsense from David Cameron!”
    I don’t know how to show “Hysterical Laughter” on a forum., but you are having a larf.

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