Workers in Poland Protest Push to End Coal Use Outside EU Office
You can quote several words to match them as a full term:
"some text to search"
otherwise, the single words will be understood as distinct search terms.
ANY of the entered words would match
1 min read

Workers in Poland Protest Push to End Coal Use Outside EU Office

Workers in Poland Protest Push to End Coal Use Outside EU Office

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Trade union members from Poland’s energy sector have protested before the European Union’s office in Warsaw, saying the EU’s moves to discourage coal use are responsible for soaring energy prices. Some 200 power plant and coal mine workers from across Poland blew horns and waved union flags as they chanted.

The protest’s motto was “YES for Poland’s Energy Sovereignty. NO to High Energy and Heat Prices.” Trade union leaders say the EU energy policies will harm Poland’s economy.

The coal industry is a major employer in Poland, which gets more than half of its electricity from black and brown coal. A government energy policy plan calls for increasing reliance on nuclear energy once the infrastructure is built. Like other EU member nations, Poland has pledged to phase out coal use and to develop wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. At the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow this week, the government said it would not be able to close all coal-fired plants until 2049, a target that disappointed activists.

Read the full article at the original website