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Poland’s Last New Coal Plant Could Be Built as Soon as This Year

Feb. 14, 2020, 2:08 PM

Poland’s last coal-fired power plant is set to get built much sooner than forecast. It’s just not the one that was expected.

The country, which generates most of its electricity from coal, is likely to drop its controversial $1.5 billion Ostroleka project due to stricter climate policies. That leaves the 910-megawatt Jaworzno plant, due to be finished later this year, to take the title of Poland’s last new coal station.

The decision on Thursday to suspend funding for Ostroleka comes as Poland negotiates with the European Union for a share of a 100 billion-euro ($111 billion) program to help finance...

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