Poland shelves major coal sector restructuring plans 29.07.2020

Deutsche Welle | Jul 29, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • All Polish governments since the 1990s have grappled with the ailing domestic coal industry, and all — including the present one — have ultimately failed to force through plans to restructure it.
  • The plans included Poland’s biggest coal producer, PGG — owned by other state-run companies, including listed power producers PGE, Energa and Enea, and gas firm PGNiG — closing several mines.
  • In 2019, the country’s largest and most polluting installation — Belchatow power plant — received €114 million in subsidies, 10% of its total revenue.