Polish Briefing 1 December, 2021 11:00 am   

Polish Briefing: The middle-income group will not suffer significantly from price increases, Climate Minister assures | PSE reduced its carbon footprint by 19 percent compared to 2017


What goes on in Poland on the 1st of December.

The middle-income group will not suffer significantly from price increases, climate minister assures

“The law on the anti-inflation package is ready, but has not been published yet. We are working on the final solutions,” said Anna Moskwa, the Minister of Climate and Environment in an interview with Radio ZET.

“The situation with the anti-inflation shield is very similar to the situation with the anti-covid shield. We have learned to act in difficult situations by preparing quick and flexible solutions,” the minister said.

When asked about the implementation of anti-inflationary instruments, the minister replied that “the implementation of the instruments resulting from the anti-inflationary shield is very realistic. These are quite simple solutions to implement. It consists in reducing VAT, excise duty and introducing a shielding allowance. These solutions are intended to protect citizens against rising energy and gas prices.”

“In Poland and in other European countries, talks were underway to choose the best support package. As part of the large package, each of the countries chose a support tool that was acceptable both socially and within the European Union. Poland and other European countries are at a very similar stage of implementing support packages. All countries are working on solutions, either they are finalizing them or they will implement them,” the Minister of Climate and Environment continued.

PSE reduced its carbon footprint by 19 percent compared to 2017

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) recorded a 19% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to 2017. The company announced that it had paid PLN 996.13 million in taxes and contributions to the state budget and the budgets of local government units.

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne has published a report on the impact on the economy, public finance, natural environment, social environment and employees. The document presents the company’s strategy for 2020-2030, the business model and the approach to the challenges faced by the entire power sector. “The publication summarizes the activities of our organization in 2020, a special period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Eryk Kłossowski, the president of Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne.

The President added that PSE’s priority was to ensure the security of the energy supply, but the tasks and role of the operator were changing in line with the expectations of the unfolding situation. “PSE’s new strategy is a vision of a modern electricity market: we focus on ensuring cybersecurity, developing the services of the Energy Market Information Operator and making the power system immune to emergencies and failures. We are consistently working on a model that will offer added services to the transmission service, which will incerase the standard of security and quality of electricity supplies,” explained Kłossowski. The company reminded that in the years 2021-2030 it plans to carry out infrastructure investments worth PLN 14.2 billion.