Polish law change marks new setback for renewables

Poland is reducing subsidies for existing wind farm operators, threatening the country’s renewables growth potential Poland is reducing subsidies for existing wind farm operators, threatening the country’s renewables growth potential.
By Andreas Walstad 24 August 2017 0 27335
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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