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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 »

Volunteerism award? Not for Elektrownia Północ
2-1-2015

Volunteerism award? Not for Elektrownia Północ

On December 18th 2014, during the meeting of the town council in Pelplin, the Volunteerism Awards were awarded to the members of the local community. Surprisingly, among those nominated in the category ‘Community-friendly company’ was… Elektrownia Północ S. A. Fortunately, the common sense prevailed over the investor’s propaganda. The company did not get the award. Read more »

EP drops from investor’s priority list
20-11-2014

EP drops from investor’s priority list

The CEO of Polish Energy Partners (PEP) from the Polenergia group, which belongs to Kulczyk Investemnts – the investor of the Elektrownia Północ (Północ Power Plant), revealed its strategy for the next 2 years. According to the interview for bankier.pl, the coal-fired power plant is not among the company’s priorities which currently are wind and gas energy projects. Read more »

Elektrownia Północ to be sold?
14-11-2014

Elektrownia Północ to be sold?

The fate of Elektrownia Północ (Północ Power Plant) hangs in the balance. The owner of this investment – Poleneregia group – envisages selling it in 2016 after having obtained all the permits needed to execute this project. Meanwhile, the fact that manifest errors in the second EIA Report for building permit have been exposed makes it highly doubtful that this project will have got these documents in due time set by the investor. Read more »

Elektrownia Północ’s contractor is facing charges of fraud
20-10-2014

Elektrownia Północ’s contractor is facing charges of fraud

Ten people have been charged with fraud in relation to the Sostanj 6 power plant project in Slovenia, having caused a suspected 284 mln E in financial harm to electricity consumers. Although the Slovene police declined to provide any names, unofficial information obtained by the Slovene Press Agency (Slovenska tiskovna agencija) indicates that the company suspected of the fraud is Alstom, the main contractor for the Sostanj 6 project, who is also going to build the Elektrownia Północ. Read more »

Will the CCS Ready installation prevent Elektrownia Północ from affecting the climate?

Some promise that coal will become climate-friendly if CCS filters are installed. The CCS Ready installation allows one to install a carbon dioxide capture system. Unfortunately, there are currently no tested, functional systems of this kind that could be used for such a large power plant. Carbon Capture and Storage is an experimental technology which does not work yet and requires combustion of 20-30% more coal which means more pollution. It is also very expensive which would translate into severe increase in energy prices. CCS cannot replace going carbon neutral. Even new coal power plants emit 15 times more CO2 than renewables.
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