The unusually warm weather this autumn has limited the demand for coal-based power plants. Polish coal production in September amounted to less than 5 million tonnes. Significantly less than the 5,6 million tonnes produced in September 2017. The trend of rising imports of coal from Russia has continued as Russian coal is currently considerably cheaper than Polish coal. The Polish energy sector is still heavily dominated by coal with over 78% of Poland’s electricity grid being powered by the „black gold”. However, demand is in decline, as that figure stood at 80 percent in 2016 and 90 percent as recently as 2005.