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Polish Briefing 12 May, 2020 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: PGNiG will announce a hydrogen program today

What goes on in Poland on the 12th of May.

PGNiG will announce a hydrogen program today

PGNiG announces the presentation of the hydrogen program. The company’s CEO Jerzy Kwieciński revealed to BiznesAlert.pl that this is to be part of the transformation of this company into a multi-energy group. The presentation will take place on May 12 at 10.00 and will be broadcast on the PGNiG website. BiznesAlert.pl informed about the program in March.

– In periods of lower energy demand, renewable energy can be used to generate hydrogen. The same can be done with biogas. There are many possibilities. The model for action is the EU Battery Alliance. An analogous hydrogen coalition may be formed. We will want to participate in it – said Jerzy Kwieciński in an interview with BiznesAlert.pl.

Poland is seeking to maintain EU funding for gas infrastructure

As part of work on funds from the EU budget for 2021-2027, Poland is seeking that investment funds in gas infrastructure will continue to be financed from these funds. The management of the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy held a series of talks on this subject with members of the European Parliament of various factions.

Minister Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak emphasized that a trilogue on negotiations between the EU Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission regarding a new distribution of EU funds is underway. – We are trying to convince MEPs participating in the work on the future budget of the European Union about the need to support the development of gas infrastructure in Poland. We want to maintain a compromise favorable for Poland, which we have developed in the Council of the European Union – emphasizes Minister Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak.

Poll: Poles increasingly recognize the benefits of renewable energy

According to the latest nationwide survey conducted by the Marketing Research Center “Indicator”, renewable energy has the greatest support of Poles. The society is increasingly recognizing the benefits of renewable energy investments. The study was conducted on a group of one thousand adults from all over the country. The respondents expressed their opinion on various types of energy sources.

The respondents support the development of renewable energy and indicate (3 out of 5) that renewable energy should be most supported by the Polish authorities. Green technologies are definitely at the forefront in all aspects of comparative assessment – ecological, economic and social. Of the renewable sources, the best results were obtained by solar power plants, which are welcome in the vicinity of the residence. Wind farms come second. According to the respondents, a relatively neutral source of energy seems to be gas power plants. Coal and nuclear power plants received the worst results, although the latter were rated slightly better.