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Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Viewpoint: There is no Holy Grail of energy

Germany already knows that it will fail to achieve the CO2 emission reduction targets set for 2020, and the gap will be quite significant. That’s why it is postponing the closure of coal-fired power plants and is building Nord Stream 2, writes Józef Sobolewski, director of the Nuclear Energy Department in Poland's Ministry of Energy.

Perspectives 17 December 2018


Nuclear included in Poland's draft energy policy

Nuclear included in Poland's draft energy policy

Poland's first nuclear power plant will be in operation by 2033, according to a draft energy policy document released for public consultation by the Ministry of Energy. The document envisages 6-9 GWe of nuclear capacity in operation by 2043, accounting for about 10% of Poland's electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2018


Poland ready for nuclear energy, says minister

Poland ready for nuclear energy, says minister

In order to meet increasing energy demand while meeting climate targets, coal-dependent Poland needs to introduce new sources of energy. This, says the country's energy minister, Kryzstof Tchórzewski, opens the opportunity to introduce emissions-free nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 21 November 2018


Poland, USA sign Joint Declaration of Energy Security

Poland, USA sign Joint Declaration of Energy Security

Poland and the USA have signed a Joint Declaration of Energy Security, which emphasises the expansion of their cooperation in a variety of areas, including civil nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 09 November 2018


Poland needs nuclear power, explains energy minister

Poland needs nuclear power, explains energy minister

Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski has made the case for the country to adopt nuclear power in an opinion piece published in online magazine Wszystko Co Najważniejsze.

Nuclear Policies 30 October 2018


High support for nuclear among Polish citizens

High support for nuclear among Polish citizens

Around two-thirds of Poles believe the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country is a good way to combat climate change, according to a survey commissioned by the Polish Energy Ministry. A similar proportion support the construction of power reactors to increase the country's energy security.

Nuclear Policies 12 December 2017


IAEA commends commitments of member states

IAEA commends commitments of member states

Jeep II reactor - 48Recent International Atomic Energy Agency missions have found commitment to safety by France's nuclear safety regulator and the operator of a Norwegian research reactor. The agency, which last week concluded a nuclear security advisory mission to Germany, also said Poland is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 13 October 2017


Poland starts environmental survey for first reactors

Poland starts environmental survey for first reactors

PGE EJ1 - the subsidiary of Polish state-owned energy group Polska Grupa Energetyczna set up to build and run Poland's first nuclear power plant - has announced the start of "localisation and environmental studies" in Choczewo, Krokowa and Gniewino, which are in Pomerania Province. The company said yesterday the work had started last month specifically in Lubiatowo-Kopalino and Żarnowiec.

New Nuclear 07 April 2017


Detector network flags traces of radioactive iodine in Europe

Detector network flags traces of radioactive iodine in Europe

Small amounts of Iodine-131, well below levels likely to have any effect on human health, were detected in outdoor air last month in a number of European countries. The source of the release has yet to be identified.

Regulation & Safety 21 February 2017


IEA welcomes Poland's nuclear energy plans

IEA welcomes Poland's nuclear energy plans

Nuclear power could play a significant role in Poland's energy supply, according to the International Energy Agency. The use of nuclear, it said, would enable the country to boost its electricity generation capacity from clean energy sources while strengthening its energy security.

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2017