In the opinion of the Employers of Poland, the approval by the European Parliament of freezing of auctions of 900 million carbon dioxide emission permits - the so-called backloading - is more than an expensive, especially for Poland, decision. This is because it also presents the act of the determination of the European anti-coal lobby, and the demonstration of specific understanding of the notion “the market” by the Brussels officials.
According to the calculations of the Ministry of Environment, the introduction of backloading – and it only requires an approval of the Council of the European Union, within which we will most likely not collect enough votes to block this solution - means lower revenues to the budget for 2020 in the amount of PLN 4 billion. The increase in the price of carbon dioxide emission permits, which today cost about EUR 4.5 per ton, will affect the energy producers and energy-intensive industries. And this will translate into the overall economy.