Policy & Regulation

Poland steams ahead with controversial coal plant

Poland is going ahead with plans to build a new 1 GW coal-fired plant despite higher CO2 prices and the EU’s clampdown on national capacity payments Poland is going ahead with plans to build a new 1 GW coal-fired plant despite higher CO2 prices and the EU’s clampdown on national capacity payments.
By Andreas Walstad 27 September 2018 0 32696
Enea’s Kozienice coal-fired power plant Enea’s Kozienice coal-fired power plant. (Enea)

Promoters of gas and renewables in Poland were presented with a setback this week, as Poznań-based utility Enea announced it will go ahead with building the 1 GW Ostrołęka C coal-fired power plant in the northeast of the country. The FID comes as prices for carbon allowances have tripled since last year and as the EU institutions increase pressure for national subsidies for coal-fired plants to be phased out by blocking them from...