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NGOs call on the Polenergia’s shareholders: give up on the Północ coal power plant.
17-2-2017

NGOs call on the Polenergia’s shareholders: give up on the Północ coal power plant.

On February 17th 2017, 9 environmental organizations including the Stop Elektrowni Północ Coalition, 350.org, Eko-Unia and Foundation “Development YES – Open-pit mines NO” sent a letter to the Shareholders of Polenergia SA, owner of the Północ Power Plant project. Read more »

No permit for new coal!
6-12-2016

No permit for new coal!

Judges in Gdansk, Poland have revoked a permit to a controversial Elektrownia Północ power plant, sending the project back to square one. Read more »

Wildlife Association Jackdaw joins StopEP coalition
24-10-2016

Wildlife Association Jackdaw joins StopEP coalition

The Wildlife Association Jackdaw (Kawka) is the first and the only organization from Bydgoszcz which brings together naturalists, scientists and wildlife lovers keen on environmental protection. Today the Association joins the other 7 organisations forming the Stop the Północ Power Plant coalition. Read more »

Court hearing postponed. Still no building permit for the Północ Power Plant.
14-9-2016

Court hearing postponed. Still no building permit for the Północ Power Plant.

A hearing on the building permit for the Północ Power Plant was to be held on Wednesday, September 14th before the provincial administrative court in Gdańsk. It was, however, postponed for formal reasons. For the investor this means another moths without building permit. Read more »

FabLab Elbląg in the StopEP coalition
11-7-2016

FabLab Elbląg in the StopEP coalition

FabLab Elbląg is a local community of creative people who share skills and experience with others as well as common space for workshops, and for whom environmental protection and sustainable development are vital elements of their creative activity. Read more »

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Where will the coal used in the Północ power plant come from?

Nobody knows it for such, but it is rather unlikely that the Północ Power Plant will burn Polish coal. It is no accident that the power plant is to be built in northern Poland – a long distance from coal mines, but with excellent railway connection to the nearby harbour in Gdynia, which docks are famous for welcoming coal ships from distant places such as Chile, China or Australia. Foreign coal is cheaper and of higher quality than the domestic resource. Today the majority of coal Poland imports is from Russia. In Poland, almost 90% of energy is produced from coal. Strategically speaking, it’s inadvisable to further increase this reliance on coal, especially when international treaties such as the Paris Agreement oblige us to reduce CO2 emissions. To produce energy profitably, we may find ourselves having to import coal from China, for example. Large coal plants are a long-term − several decades or more − investment, and recent economic changes have clearly shown that we should not lock ourselves in coal dependence.
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