So Poland won’t be lowering emissions anytime soon.
Poland will reduce its carbon emissions through new technologies rather than by cutting output of polluting coal, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.
Poland relies on coal to produce more than 90 percent of its electricity and is home to the European installation that emits the most carbon dioxide – utility PGE’s lignite power plant in Belchatow.
“We will develop renewable sources of energy, but coal, lignite coal and also shale gas are key. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will be through technologies and not through limiting coal output,” Tusk told a conference.