Polish Briefing 30 July, 2020 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: “The coal mines will not be closed until 2036”

What goes on in Poland on the 30th of July.

Ministry of State Assets: The coal mines will not be closed until 2036

The Ministry of State Assets referred to unofficial information from It denies that mines in Poland are to be closed by 2036. We previously stated that this would happen with energy coal extraction points.

– Recently, in some media that wrote about the situation in the mining industry, false information appeared based on unofficial sources, that the PGG restructuring plan included a proposal to reduce wages by 30 percent, and the Ministry was working on a plan to close the Polish mining industry by 2036. This information is untrue, so it was denied both at the meeting with trade unions and in the official statement posted on the Ministry’s website – the more so as it aroused unnecessary emotions in Silesia, said Karol Manys, spokesman at the Ministry of State Assets.

Poland will want to extend the deadline for achieving the RES target for 2020

– The EU’s target of 15 percent of renewable energy in gross final consumption by the end of 2020 will be difficult to achieve. We estimate the volume is 13 percent, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz. The government is aware of the risk of static transfers and therefore talks about postponing the target completion date.

– Recently, there has been a significant increase in generation from RES, and the government is working on bills that will enable further acceleration of investments in this industry – Emilewicz said during a press conference at the Jarocin-Koźmin wind farm.