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Agreement on Turów coal mine is implemented as expected

Poland’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Paulina Hennig-Kloska and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Poland, Břetislav Dančák, discussed the challenges of the energy transition, as well as the implementation of the agreement on the Coal Mine (KWB) Turów.

Both parties agreed that the agreement is being implemented as expected.

“We are aware that the Czech side values the issue of groundwater table levels, which is why the relevant provisions are reflected in this agreement,” pointed out the Minister of Climate and Environment.

Indeed, according to the latest monitoring results, the groundwater level in the area is rising. The mine is also continuously implementing measures to reduce noise, dust and light emissions.

Poland’s Ministry reminded that the Turów energy complex guarantees a stable supply of electricity to millions of households and is an essential element of the national electricity system, which has an impact on ensuring Poland’s energy security. Closing the mine without an alternative energy source would jeopardise the continuity of electricity supply to Polish consumers.

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Poland, Břetislav Dančák, emphasised the unwavering commitment of the Czech Republic to transform its energy sector. The country is resolute in its goal to shift from coal and invest in nuclear energy and renewable energy sources, demonstrating a strong determination for change.

Minister Paulina Hennig-Kloska pointed out that Poland and the Czech Republic consider nuclear energy’s important role in their energy transition plans and intend to invest in new units soon. She noted that both countries will face similar challenges in implementing their nuclear programmes.

“We believe that the development of distributed renewable energy sources and nuclear energy will increase energy security in Europe and allow independence from Russian energy imports,” added the Minister of Climate and Environment

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