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Energy Policy of Poland until 2040 (PEP2040)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 11 February 2022

The Polish government has approved Poland’s energy policy until 2040 (PEP2040), which sets the framework for the energy transformation in the country. It is the first strategic document regarding Polish energy approved in 12 years. It presents solutions to meet EU climate and energy goals such as the construction of offshore wind capacity or the commissioning of the first nuclear power plant in the country planned for 2033.

PEP2040 puts at its heart a just and inclusive energy transition towards a zero-emissions system based on innovation, sustainable economic growth, increased efficiency and competition. The final key driver is the improved air quality, tackling a major problem throughout the country. Achieving these goals should be measured in the 2030 perspective by:  (I) a maximum 56% share of coal-fired power generation (with a conservatively estimated exit date of 2049); 
(II) a minimum 23% of renewable electricity in final consumption (32% in power generation, 14% in transport); 
(III) nuclear power generation joining the mix by 2033; 
(IV) reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% (against 1990 levels); 
(V) reducing primary energy consumption by 23% (against 2007 estimates). 

These strategic goals are contained in eight detailed action plans and each action plan identifies numerous activities, marked as strategic projects.

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