Poland’s energy transition

Coal mine and power plant in Turów village, Poland [Fotokon / Shutterstock]

Poland’s coal dependence has propelled the country at the forefront of European Union efforts to decarbonise energy production, the bloc’s largest source of emissions. With climate change now a top political priority, Warsaw is coming under growing pressure to close remaining coal mines and power stations.

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the different coal phase-out strategies adopted by central European countries and examines the social and economic implications for Poland, which has the highest share of coal in its electricity mix.

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