EU climate plan impact on Poland "overestimated"

Polish research institute picks holes in summer report warning of negative consequences from climate and energy package

A non-governmental Polish research institute has heavily criticised a report warning that the proposed EU climate and energy package will have a negative economic impact on Poland.

The report was published by the Polish electricity association in June and has underpinned the Polish government's drive to water down plans to revise the EU emission trading scheme (ETS) after 2012 (EED 19/11/08).  Its authors warned of annual GDP losses of 0.6 per cent and electricity price rises of 60 per cent as a result of the plans.

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