Polish law change marks new setback for renewables

Poland is reducing subsidies for existing wind farm operators, threatening the country’s renewables growth potential
By Andreas Walstad 24 August 2017
A wind farm in Golice, Poland. (EC)

Changes to Poland’s renewables law mean many operators of existing wind farms will struggle to make a profit, potentially stunting the growth of clean energy in the coal-reliant country. 

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a law on 14 August that amended the Act on Renewable Energy Sources. The new law stipulates that generators of renewable electricity – mostly wind farms – will no longer receive fixed tariffs for the electricity they produce but that their revenues will be linked to the average price for green certificates....

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