Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

Green Evolution
Perspectives for Renewable Energy in Poland

Grzegorz Wiśniewski

Deutsche Fassung


Poland’s highest energy policy goal is limited dependency on energy imports. But domestic coal is irreconcilable with climate protection. The solution is renewable energy. Poland has committed itself to increasing its use of renewable energy to 15 percent of energy consumption by 2020. Renewable energies have been receiving support since 2001. But up to now, too little has happened. Above all, investment was supposed to flow into the production of “green” electricity from bio-mass, wind and sunlight. Given the long-term advantages, the high investment costs of around €15 billion are justifiable.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 265–274)