The Employers of Poland support energetic evolution built on rational economic arguments and an ideologically motivated rejection of coal as a fuel.
- We advocate developing a low-emission economy based on a varied energetic mix – says Jacek Brzozowski, expert of the Employers of Poland. In his opinion, despite the ongoing development of renewable energy sources, unless more effective energy production and storage technologies are available, coal will have to simultaneously be used as a fuel. For Europe, however, the most important challenge is to create conditions for economic growth through providing energy at a cost which enables maintaining competitive advantages. Due to this, coal will still have a significant role, not only in Polish, but also in European economy.
Poland needs investments in new, cleaner coal technologies. This need, as well as the fact that the prices of Polish coal are less and less competitive compared to imported coal, means that defining a new role for this fuel in our economy is necessary.
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