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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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Will Elektrownia Północ create many jobs for the local community?

The Investor promises that job offers will be flowing to the Pelplin Municipality with the first swing of a shovel. He estimated that around 2500 jobs will be created, yet those jobs will most probably be short-term and low-paid construction works, the majority of well-paid jobs will be given to experts and specialist from outside the region. How many stable jobs available for the local community will be created remains unknown. Elektrownia Północ will create new jobs, but also heavily impact agriculture and tourism eliminating existing ones. It will also mean that development of clean energy and green jobs will be impeded or stopped, while it was estimated that by 2020 there could have been even 350 000 green jobs in Poland should we phase out coal. This losses, however, has never been taken into account by the investor.
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