Role of coal in Poland steadily decreasing: expert
PR dla Zagranicy
The role of coal in Poland is steadily decreasing in favour of fuels such as gas, an expert has said.
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The proportion of coal in the country’s energy mix fell by over 11 percentage points from 2005 to 2017, according to Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, an expert with Forum Energii (Energy Forum), a Warsaw-based think tank.
Coal accounts for 78.4 percent of Poland's energy mix, down from 90 percent 12 years ago, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported, citing Forum Energii data.
According to Maćkowiak-Pandera, demand for electricity is growing in the country at a rate of around 1.2 percent a year due to factors including economic growth.
In recent years, renewables and gas have been increasingly used to meet the rising demand for energy nationwide, Maćkowiak-Pandera told IAR.