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Poland to invest billions in energy infrastructure, won’t abandon coal

The Polish state can afford nuclear power plants, says Poland’s energy supply network tsar

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: TVP Info/PAP

Polish investments in the gas transmission, energy and oil infrastructure will exceed €4.6 billion over the next 10 years, according Piotr Naimski, the government minister for strategic energy infrastructure.

Naimski said nuclear energy is also important for Poland, with the cost to implement nuclear energy expected to reach €13.9 billion over the next 20 years.

During a conference devoted to Polish energy independence and security in context of the European Green Deal, minister Naimski assured that despite the expansion of gas renewable energy and nuclear energy over the next 20 to 30 years, coal will still remain an important part of Poland’s energy mix.

He emphasized that today, Poland features five gigawatts of installed energy in the most modern coal power plants, which will remain relevant for the next 25 to 30 years.

The minister explained that gas-based energy will also be developed in Poland alongside coal. He added that he believed it would be irrational to completely base Polish energy on gas, as it is mostly an imported resource.