All wind farms operating today in Poland will be scrapped by 2035, with no new turbines built to replace them, according to the document “Energy Policy of Poland until 2040” presented by the Polish Ministry of Energy a few days ago. The Minister explained that this was a political decision.
On Wednesday the government contracted with investors the construction of several hundred new wind turbines (with a capacity of approximately 1 GW). The average prices offered by investors, at which they committed to sell electricity, barely reached 197 PLN/MWh. This is less than the current market price (250 PLN/MWh) and much less than the total production cost in new coal-fired power plants (350 PLN/MWh).
8 Jan 18
28 Dec 18
In Australia, the Greens have recently announced they want to make coal mining an illegal act, saying that coal kills. They have already called for the shutting down of all coal mining by 2030. Now they want to make miners into criminals for providing the coal used to generate 80%+ of NSW electricity.
Unless they are stopped, these activists will wreck the economy. Coal is the main export in Australia.
15 Dec 18
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