Law on ensuring coal access and price stabilisation

Last updated: 6 December 2022

In June 2022, the Polish government enacted a law aimed at stabilizing coal prices and increasing this resource availability to individual consumers. 

The regulation, which is implemented in response to the global energy crisis, aims at increasing the coal supply in the country and thus induce price reductions. 

It defines a guaranteed price for coal and compensation for authorized intermediaries. The price is set at PLN 996.60 gross per 3 tonnes of coal per household. Compensation for authorized brokers will amount to PLN 1 073 / tonne. Entities that decide to cooperate in the program will be required to register, which is expected to guarantee that coal will be transferred to individual recipients at the price indicated in the law.

In addition, households have the opportunity to apply for a coal affordability support allowance.

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