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Polish Briefing 23 November, 2020 8:30 am   
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Polish Briefing: Act on offshore to be adopted “in a couple of days”

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

Zyska: Act on offshore to be adopted “in a couple of days”

The draft law on offshore wind energy is on the last phase of legislative work. – I believe that soon, in a few days, the government will adopt a bill that will go to the Sejm and enter into force at the end of this or early next year – said Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources, Ireneusz Zyska during the meeting of the initiative “Pomeranian Offshore Platform”.

– We want the sectoral agreement to create an opportunity for the development of local companies. It is in Central Pomerania that the development of offshore in Poland will be focused. It is also worth adding the production of green hydrogen to it. Thus, a large economic area is being created, which will be worth over PLN 130 billion by 2040. By 2050, up to 28 GW of installed capacity in offshore wind energy may be generated in Poland – said the deputy minister. He said that the EU offshore strategy assumes the creation of 300 GW of capacity by 2050 only in offshore energy. In these and additional technologies, investments can amount to as much as EUR 800 billion. – Poland can be a leader here, as shown by the signing of the Baltic declaration with the Polish initiative, signed with the Baltic Sea states. We want the first offshore wind farms to be built in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea from 2024-2025. We want Polish companies in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Władysławowo to service not only Polish farms, but also installations in neighboring countries – he said.

At the end, Deputy Minister Zyska stressed that the draft act on offshore wind energy was on the last straight legislative work. – I believe that soon, in a few days, the government will adopt a bill that will go to the Sejm and enter into force at the end of this or early next year – he concluded.