News that Talisman Energy Inc. and Marathon Oil are pulling out of exploration for shale gas in Poland is a blow to the country’s hopes that its deposits of the hydrocarbon will soon cut its dependence on Russian supplies and support the weakening economy. Continue reading
The Bytomka river running through the Polish town of Zabrze has become a classroom for children from a kindergarten in the town. Two of their teachers, Karolina and Joanna are using it to show the children the consequences of decades of industrial pollution in the river. Zabrze is one of the most polluted towns in Europe. Continue reading
Emergency services in Poland are trying to clear icy roads and restore power to thousands of homes after heavy snow over Easter.
Polish national radio says more than 100,000 homes had no electricity on Monday, after trees collapsed on some power lines. Poland’s central and eastern provinces were worst hit. Continue reading
Much of the debate in Doha so far has focused on aid for poorer nations. But some developed countries are at odds with developing ones, putting “newly developed” countries such as Poland in a unique position. Continue reading
Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, delivered solar modules for an exceptional solar project in Poland. On the roof of a catholic church in Skoczow-Pogorze in Upper Silesia, the Polish project developer, RenSan Energy, implemented a PV-system in less than three weeks with a total performance of 37 kW. This makes the church a solar pioneer in the region and of the still young Polish solar market, using the self-produced energy of the sun, amongst other sources, to cover its electricity needs. Continue reading
Poland has set it sights on building its first nuclear power station and developing shale gas, but experts believe it may soon have to choose one or the other as investing in both could prove too costly. Continue reading
Poland’s construction of its first nuclear power plant is no longer a foregone conclusion as the country pivots towards the strategic goal of boosting domestic oil and gas production, especially of shale gas, two public officials hinted Wednesday. Continue reading
Poland is seeking to host next year’s United Nations climate summit, which is scheduled to take place in an eastern European country, Environment Minister Marcin Korolec said.
“We have experience organizing the 2008 Conference of Parties and heading the European Union delegation at the previous climate summit,” Korolec said by e-mail yesterday. “We know how to grow and cut emissions. All ingredients are there for a good negotiation session.” Continue reading
Poland wants its new shale gas law to go into force next year, Piotr Wozniak, the deputy environment minister responsible for the draft law said on Wednesday, but added that it would be best if a shale gas tax waited until at least 2016. Continue reading
Krystyna Pakulska walks down a dirt track lined with silver birch trees and stops for a moment to breathe in the air.
“Look at the beauty around you, the flowers and the trees,” says the 59-year old, a retired employee of Polish state television. “Why destroy this beautiful land?” Continue reading