Calls for Polish coal plant to be cancelled after funding suspended

Two Polish utilities announced on Thursday the suspension of funding for the last new coal plant to be built in the country, the €1.2bn 1GW Ostroleka C.

Energa and Enea, the state energy companies behind the project, attributed the decision to “a number of circumstances” that “may impact the project.” An Energa statement mentions in particular “planned changes of the European Union’s policy on the electricity sector and the new Energy Lending Policy of the European Investment Bank,” along with the green deal aiming to deliver climate-neutrality in Europe by 2050.

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