Energy 30 May, 2019 9:00 am   

Castlings within the Polish Ministry of Energy after the elections to the European Parliament

If Deputy Minister of Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski goes to Brussels as a MEP, the change in the ministry will be needed – Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska, a journalist of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

Election consequences can be very interesting. Although in Silesia it seemed that the fight for a seat on the Law and Justice side will take place between the Deputy Izabela Kloc and the Deputy Minister of Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski (Jadwiga Wiśniewska who was first on the Law and Justice ticket was always a lead-pipe cinch), it turns out that the number two (Tobiszowski) and number three (Kloc) will meet in the capital of Belgium. What will happen then with the duties of Minister Tobiszowski?

I have already written that on the market of names appeared MP Grzegorz Matusiak, Senator Adam Gawęda and the {resident of Polska Grupa Górnicza Tomasz Rogala. The former, however, also appeared during the European Economic Congress at the conference of the Polish Wind Energy Association on the future of offshore wind farms. Indeed, as a Silesian deputy, which should not be surprising, but the reception in the sidelines was unambiguous – the presentation of the successor.

Will it be this way? We’ll see, because you can get lost in gossips. Especially that the pre-election ones again indicated for dissolution of the Ministry of Energy and the transfer of a significant part of its competences to the Ministry of Entrepreneurship, headed by Jadwiga Emilewicz. But we will probably have more such scenarios. However, it does not seem to me that changes in the position of the Deputy Minister of Energy may have some greater, more significant impact on the castings in state owned companies subordinated to this ministry. 

Indeed, there are companies where the term of boards will end soon (this is the case, among others, in Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa), but it is completely unconnected. Of course, a natural change would be the replacement of the head of PGG, if Rogala would replace Tobiszowski. But I do not expect any human resources earthquakes. Situation might be different after the fall elections, then there may be a real carousel. For now, however, I would expect a mild continuation of the balancing between coal and sea wind farms, because this was mainly the focus of Minister Tobiszowski.