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Energy 23 August, 2022 7:30 am   
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Polish Briefing: “The ecological situation on the Odra River is starting to improve” | Experts warn the new regulations will block solar energy in Poland

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What goes on in Poland on the 23rd of August.

“The ecological situation on the Odra River is starting to improve”

– For the bloom of golden algae, specific conditions had to be created. We are constantly looking for the ultimate causes. We are currently conducting research for ichthyotoxins – said Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment Małgorzata Golińska in the morning interview on TVP Info

– The situation along the entire section of the Odra River is improving, while in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship there was a significant decrease in oxygen, which in many places caused inhalation. Therefore, local authorities are responsible for trying to aerate the water. These are the news of yesterday (Sunday). At the same time, test samples taken from different parts of the river tell us about the different levels of golden algae, i.e. in some parts the level is very high, and there are places where golden algae are absent – said Małgorzata Golińska.

Experts warn the new regulations will block solar energy in Poland

The provisions on spatial planning in relation to the construction of PV farms designed by the Ministry of Development and Technology will block the development of this branch of energy – assesses the Polish Photovoltaics Association. According to the ministry, the changes will accelerate the development of renewable energy sources.

The Ministry of Development and Technology is currently working on a draft act on spatial planning and development. – The solar energy industry is particularly concerned about the proposed provisions, assuming the obligation to locate PV farms with a capacity of over 1 MW solely on the basis of the local spatial development plan (MPZP) – informs Ewa Magiera, head of the Polish Photovoltaic Association. – We are calling for an increase in the limit of electric power, beyond which photovoltaic installations are localized on the basis of local development plan from 1 MW to 20 MW. In the light of the current state of technology, the impact of photovoltaic installations on the environment in this range of power is usually similar. These are medium-sized projects that are connected to the switching station in the existing transformer stations – explains Ewa Magiera.