Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor was invited by Krzysztof Skowroński to Radio Wnet morning programme to talk a little about the smog, which was recently a cause of yet another clash between European Union and Polish government, as the EU court says Poland violated air quality laws in 2007-2015.
As the more and more clients of PGG complain about undelivered coal (recently Arcelor Mittal), the discussion on the performance of Silesian mines goes on. With weak performance, there is no justification for sustaining production in some mines. But what about the quality of coal in Silesian deposits?
Polishcoaldaily‘s Founder and former Editor’s comment for report by Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska and Zofia Jozwiak in Tygodnik Gazeta Prawna on the subject of thermo-modernization, which in his opinion should be the top priority when facing the issue of air pollution.
On the 25th January, another meeting of the Parliamentary Mining and Energy Team took place in the Sejm. This time devoted to “Perspectives of the Polish mining and energy sector in the light of the 24th UN Climate Summit in Katowice on 3-14 December 2018.”
Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor took part in the meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy, where he had the chance to point out many lies made by Polish Smog Alarm, which blames coal for air pollution using unfair accusations.
Polishcoaldaily‘s Founder and former Editor’s coverage from the recent meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy, where Secretary of State Chief National Geologist Mariusz Orion Jędrysek Prof., PhD was presenting the new government’s natural resource policy.
Polishcoaldaily‘s Founder and former Editor took part in the Radio Wnet Morning Porgramme today, whre he was hosted by Lukasz Antoni Jankowski and had the opportunity to talk about governmental fight against the air pollution in Poland and what does the ministers do wrong about it.
Coverage from the last meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy, which this time was dedicated to governmental battle against the air pollution using thermo-modernization of public and private buildings and not necessarily fighting against coal.
Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor commenting in the latest article by Karolina-Baca Pogorzelska in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Daily Legal Newspaper) the situation over energy audits, as the Energy Regulatory Office announced that only 3,5k companies carried out their duty.
While ING, JP Morgan and EIB decline financing coal projects, Asian investemnt funds and banks still want to earn some money. Just between 2004 and 2015 China invested 300 bn USD in domestic mines and coal-fired power plants, and 70 bn abroad, and plans to invest 90 bn more in the following years.
Polishcoaldaily‘s Founder and former Editor as always took part in the another meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy, where he took the opportunity to rectify some false theses of global coal abandoning, made by many experts during the debate.
Polishcoaldaily‘s Founder and former Editor commenting in the latest article by Karolina-Baca Pogorzelska in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Daily Legal Newspaper) the situation over energy audits, which were runned poorely, both due to the imperfect law and irresponsible companies.
New deputy minister focused entirely on polluted air, mixing terminology on the causes of smog in the largest Polish cities made by so called “smog experts” and many more in the latest article by Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor.
Polishcoaldaily‘s Founder and former Edtor quoted by Biznes Alert, in Teresa Wojcik’s coverage of the last meeting of Parliamentary Commision for Mining and Energy, where he stated that despite so called “megatrends”, Chinese and Singaporean banks are investing in coal projects.
Polishcoaldaily Founder’s coverage on the last meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy, where Polish politicians, professionals, academics, experts and lobbyists discussed what should be presented in Katowice during climate summit on December.
United Kingdom plans to shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 with the 450g CO2/t limit laws (similar to EU “Winter Package”), but this decission is completely irrelevant on the ideological level of the discussion, since it is caused mainly because of market reasons, not the politics.
Second article by Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor for reo.pl (run by Renewable Energy Market Foundation), this time on the relationship between renewable energy (with its grid priority dispatch) and fossil fuels (with its capacity market) in Polish energy mix.
As Germany is trying hard to pose as the global leader in shutting down fossil fuels fired power plants and developing renewable energy, the facts are against them: increased burning of hard coal and lignite, high level of CO2 & low emission and grubbing an ancient forest to expand a coal mine.
Naszemiasto.pl is quoting Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor on the subject of increasing prices of coal used for domestic heating and increasing prices of central heating, again connected with more expensive steam coal last year.
Polishcoaldaily’s Founder nad former Editor commenting for Polonia Christiana on PG Silesia mine history and the fate of Makoszowy mine if its employees would succeed with establishing the employee-owned company owning a mining facility.
Second part of summary of the most important events in 2017: shortage of coal, shortage of cargo trains, many promises (both by Polish Ministry of Energy and anti-coal alliances) and power market, which will prolong life of many Polish coal-fired power plants.
Recent report of NIK (Polish Supreme Audit Office) shows unreal assumptions of 2007-2015 Polish Coal Company strategy in term of salaries. On December minister Tobiszowski suggested more flexibility in wage strategy, since the coal-boom is not going to last for long.
As some still demands closure of certain mines in Poland, despite the global coal-boom and prices rocking sky high, Polishcoaldaily’s former Editor reminds us that they should be more restrained, giving the example of Sosnica mine.
Vinacomin (Vietnamese state-owned mining company) plans to increase seven time coal production till 2030 due to rise of power consumption, which will require access to cheap and reliable source of energy. An obstacle can be environment pollution and huge reservoir of gas in south of this country.
Polish Capacity Market – new law in energy sector which for coal-fired power plants is better than nothing. Unfortunately, it is overrated by both its proponents and opponents. Considerable rise of price for industrial consumers can give inconsiderable cash income to power industry.
Some of Polish coal specialists claim to mining special act in Poland, meanwhile tons of regulations restrain growth of mining business. Adam Smith’s ideal country is defined as night guardian who provide fair law and military security, Milton Friedman added highways to this list, supply in energy could be next.
2016 Polish coal mining ends with quite enthusiastic mood but air pollution affair in Warsaw at January frosts crack it. New investments in power generation and mining, on the other hand coal supply problems and lower production – all that were the most important events in first half of 2017.
Renewables in Polish energy mix is growing trend, but renewable power units still need backup in classic coal power plants. Connecting renewables with energy storages could be a solution only on a small scale, doing it on a large would end up with energy ration cards fo customers.
WCA members are confused after when BHP Billiton, world mining giant, made a announcement abouth leaving the group and also from coal business, which is caused by pressure from ecological organizations. In the meantime, Australia has many problems with series of blackouts and high energy prices.
Last year boom started after two years of consequent drops. Rising started slowly to speeded up in September, but if prices drop at the beginning of 2018 we could see a Xmas-tree shape price chart. Prices correction is expected, which is a reason to be worried by vast majority of thermal coal producers.
Last in 2017 meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy took place in the middle of December. Among many other speakers, Konrad Świrski from Warsaw UoT highlighted that group always debate about lots of scenarios but the energy industry is always going its own way.
At the beginning of November, China announced an orange pollution alarm in northern districts. Chinese answer on this problem was so far coal stoves banning. In a result, gas prices shifted and queues to install new gas furnaces are terribly long. Similar plans were made in Poland last year.
Polishcoaldaily’s Founder commenting for Biznes Alert last few months in Polish coal mining sector. Since the industry just had a good year and managed to raise some capital, it is crutial to go further with the restructure, while the boom lasts.
Robert Murray, CEO of the largest coal mining company in the US warns that if the Senate version of tax reform will be enacted by President Donald Trump it will surely be destroying thousands of coal mining jobs in the process.
On the last in this year meeting of Parliamentary Commission for Mining and Energy (Parlamentarny Zespol Gornictwa i Energii) experts and professionals from the industry discussed the future of Polish energy. Will it be more green, black or blue?
On the St. Barbara’s Day, quick overwiev on the Polish steam coal production industry in the last few months. Restucture, safety issues, international price indices, supply and demand on the local market, freight problems and forecasts on what will happen next.
While Polish experts accuses steam coal for being the main reason of deadly smog in the largest Polish cities, India fights this disaster (much much worst, no comparison with any European town) forcing heavy industry (mainly cement plants) to replace petroleum coke with… steam coal.
A few words by Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor on the recent climate summit, Hosted by Fiji in German Bonn. Why the Powering Past Coal Alliance is as just a strong name behind empty declarations and what PR disasters happened in Germany, France and UK during the COP23.
After Australia, where Glencore’s employees strike since May, now South African miners united in the NUM will start their protests. How did it affected coal prices so far and what can we expect in the middle of heating season?
Article in bi monthly Biuletyn Gorniczy by Polishcoaldaily’s Founder and former Editor on international steam coal prices by the end of summer. Full coverage on Poland and the most important coal markets: ARA, South Africa, Australia, China and India.