Coal in CE may be greener

It became a symbol of Polish patriotism, Czechs send it all around Europe, and Germans build for it new greener hi-tech shrines of electric power

28 September 2016

Visegrad Insight

The new Poland’s governmental scheme for boosting economic growth, often referred to as Morawiecki Plan, indicates that the Polish coal industry will only develop.

Poland will remain a major coal producer and consumer in the V4 declaring to continue investment in extraction and sustainable coal power technologies. In the meantime, Germany reaches peak in net export of coal-generated energy, Energiewinde aside.

‘Coal remains the key resort of energy. It generates 40% of world power, and 50% in Central and Eastern Europe’, remarks Gaettano Massara, General Electric’s CEO for South Eastern Europe.

Solid fuels are there to stay as the major energy source for at least several decades more. But there are initiatives aimed at making this transition a little less steep and a little greener, like recently opened RDK 8 module of an EnBW plant in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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