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Poland eyes nuclear and renewables to shift away from coal

Poland has set out ambitious plans for investments in nuclear and renewables that could potentially limit the scope for gas to replace coal in its power sector Poland has set out ambitious plans for investments in nuclear and renewables that could potentially limit the scope for gas to replace coal in its power sector.
By Anna Gumbau 18 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34410
A coal-fired power station in Poland. (Enea)

Poland's nuclear ambitions will be debated in the build up to the general election this autumn, as some see it as a better alternative than gas to partner renewables and reduce the share of coal in the electricity mix.  

Of course many will doubt if Poland’s ambitions for nuclear power are rooted in reality, given the huge upfront costs and technological challenges it involves. Nuclear energy has formed part of the plans of every Polish government for the last decade, but Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, president of Polish...