Polish coal affection poses dilemma for funding-thirsty firms

June 8, 2017

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As Poland is reluctant to budge in its feud with Europe over coal, some of the country’s biggest power and mining companies admit it may be the time to change the course.

The EU’s largest eastern economy argues it needs coal plants, fired by local resources, to ensure energy security and cheap electricity. That goes against the bloc’s policy of heavy cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions and often leaves Poland stranded in its approach to the dirty fuel. Even as the global push to tackle climate change doesn’t excite the country’s right-wing government, the business, even state-controlled, starting to feel the heat.

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