Poland ‘needs more time’ to meet EU climate target
As 94% of Poland’s electricity comes from coal, the country says it needs ”more time than others” to meet itsÂ CO2 reduction targets outlined in the ‘Europe 2020′ strategy. Polish industry is even more critical of the goals. EurActiv Poland reports.
After the EU summit on 17 June, which adopted the ‘Europe 2020′ strategy for growth and jobs (see ‘Background’), Polish experts on energy and climate change warned that the new strategy will repeat the mistakes of the EU’s climate and energy package.
Adam B. CzyÅ¼ewski, chief economist at Polish companyÂ PKN Orlen, one of Central Europe’s largest refiners of crude oil, outlined what he sees as the main weaknesses of the environment strategy: