Coal provides half of Poland's primary energy, including 80% of its electricity. The government, using the slogan 'Poland stands on coal', claims it is a strategic fuel guaranteeing energy security. However in December 2018 Poland will host the COP24 climate change conference.
When I was in my twenties, and living in a one-room log cabin in Cape Breton with my parents and brother, we heated with an old stove, called a "Warm Morning." It burned coal. Cape Breton was then a coal mining area and we lived not far from the mine in Inverness. We got fuel for the year by
Opening the mine at Turoszow in the 1950s marked the beginnings of brown-coal mining in Poland. Today the country is the world's sixth producer of this fuel, with 78 documented deposits, of which the exploited twelve have 2.1 billion tons.
2018-12-02· Though Poland's coal production fell to 144 million tons in 2016 from a peak of 293 million tons in 1988, the country sits on Europe's biggest reserves of the fuel. And it still accounts for 80 ...
Hard coal and lignite are of strategic importance to Poland. Compared with other European Union member states, Poland has substantially larger reserves of hard coal and lignite and makes good use of these energy resources for electricity production.
As Poland gears up to host this year's UN climate summit, the government is on a charm offensive. During two days in mid-September, brochures, videos, slides and dark-suited representatives succeed one another, portraying Katowice, the site of the talks, as a green success story.
2018-12-02· Knurów (Poland) (AFP) - "It's a family thing. My father, my grandfather were miners, so I am," says Arkadiusz Wojcik at a coal mine in the southern Polish town of Knurow. Defying the danger to life and limb of descending into the mine on a daily basis, Poland's coal miners still …