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Aleksander Szpor is the head of the climate and energy team at the Polish Economic Institute. He has over 15 years of working experience in Polish public administration and think-tanks. He is author and co-author of publications related to climate and energy transition, particularly with such issues as energy mix, coal mining, energy poverty.
Aleksander Szpor, head of the climate and energy team at the Polish Economic Institute, writes about Poland's challenges, mainly due to its coal-based energy system and the opportunities to reach climate neutrality by 2050.
Representatives of the Polish government and entrepreneurs from the offshore wind industry signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation for the development of offshore wind power.
The construction of the gas pipeline under the Neris River, part of the Gas Interconnection Poland–Lithuania (GIPL) project, has been successfully completed.
The EU launched the Just Transition Platform (JTP), to help Member States accessing over 150 billion euros of funds. Coal regions don’t have to die but they can play an active role in the energy transition.
Getting to net-zero by 2050 will require tremendous effort from the private sector to make timely and sufficient steps towards decarbonisation. Each industry faces different obstacles, therefore the path they choose may also diverge.