Poland

Can Poland dismantle the EU Green Deal with legal challenges?

For years, Poland’s right-wing government has been threatening to legally challenge the EU’s climate policy, and this summer it delivered…

Weekly data: How Central Eastern Europe can accelerate its renewables rollout 

Countries in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria –…

Poland almost doubles its spending on fossil fuel imports

Poland spent a record 193bn zlotys (€42.9bn) on fossil fuel imports in 2022, nearly double the 100bn zlotys it spent…

How to achieve a just transition for fossil fuel workers

Poland produces more coal than any other country in the EU. For southern Polish towns like Libiąż, coal runs as…

COP27: Should the energy crisis make the world re-evaluate the feasibility of a coal phase-out?

https://youtu.be/jSEeBBEbW0c Jakub ​Chełstowski (right), the governor of Poland's coal-heavy Silesia region, in conversation with reporter Dave Keating at COP27 in…

COP27: Warsaw’s mayor has come with a very different message than the Polish government

https://youtu.be/Q9jWib1b7F4 Energy Monitor's Dave Keating (left) speaks with Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw, at the COP27 climate summit in…

Europe’s largest coal plant can become almost fully renewable

Most of the lignite-powered electricity generation at Belchatow, Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant, could be made up for by the…

Viessmann to open €200m heat pump facility in Poland

The Viessmann Group, a German manufacturer of heating and refrigeration systems, is building a €200m heat pump production site in…

Poland’s false sense of energy security

Poland has cancelled its ten-year gas supply agreement with Russia six months early, a month after Gazprom halted flows over…

Why Eastern Europe resists EU climate action

On 9 June, shortly before the European Commission unveiled its Fit for 55 proposal to meet the EU’s new 55% greenhouse…