Comments on: Unions tell Poland to push coal as UN climate host https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/unions-tell-poland-to-push-coal-as-un-climate-host/ EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:03:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Marek Józefiak https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/unions-tell-poland-to-push-coal-as-un-climate-host/#comment-335378 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:00:09 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1262439#comment-335378 Polish economy is NOT ‘largely dependent on coal’ – such statement is simply not true. 0,7% of employees are employed in coal. Coal’s impact on Polish GDP growth is negative: -0,02 between 2006 and 2013 (source below). Polish energy system is largely (80%) dependent on coal – that IS true. And this has to change quickly, but in a planned and just manner.

Source: http://wise-europa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Raport-wegiel-infopras.pdf

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