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    PM: “The atom is a safe bridge to a clean energy future in Poland”

    “Poland was completely dependent on the gas a few years ago. We want to achieve this efficiency and effectiveness also in the nuclear power programme. The atom is a safe bridge to a clean energy future, it is a great opportunity for Poland.”, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki today.

    Coal has been a major source of energy for Poland for many years, but the cost of production and environmental damage has become a growing concern for the country.

    “Because of the EU’s climate policy – which we are in and want to be in – it will become more and more expensive to burn coal because of this policy. Annually, the siting of one SMR reactor will save between €100 and €200 million a year in CO2 emissions.”

    PM said.

    The Prime Minister’s warning comes as no surprise as the world is moving towards renewable energy sources. The production of electricity from coal has significant environmental impacts, such as carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to climate change. As a result, many countries are phasing out the use of coal in favor of cleaner energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower.

    The transition from coal to renewable energy is a challenge for many countries, but it is essential to combat climate change and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. In addition, renewable energy can help reduce energy dependence on foreign countries, reduce energy prices, and create new job opportunities.

    “Poland needs a cheap, safe source of electricity and heat. The atom, and in particular the so-called small atom, is the way to replenish our resources. This is why we are modernising Poland’s energy sector in order to provide access to such energy sources as soon as possible.”

    “The Polish Government is very keen for new technologies to come to Poland with the new opening of the energy sector. I thank President Daniel Obajtek for taking care of such technology transfer when concluding contracts. Nuclear energy means more money for local governments and new jobs.”

    PM added.

    Prime Minister Morawiecki’s message should be a wake-up call for Poland to start implementing concrete actions to transition away from coal and towards renewable energy sources. This will require significant investment in renewable energy infrastructure and technology, as well as a strong political will to make the transition a reality. The switch to renewable energy sources will be a challenging task, but it is essential for the future of the country and the planet as a whole.

    “Nuclear energy also saves on transmission infrastructure. We want to ensure that small nuclear reactors are available throughout Poland. This all adds up to savings in the power generation process as well.”

    PM Morawiecki concluded.

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