Place: Katowice, Poland
Title: EU Policy
Contact: Polish Ecological Club (PKE), FoE
December 14, 2007, the Polish Ecological Club (PKE), INFORSE-Europe, and others
organised a seminar to discuss EU policies for sustainable energy and their implementation
The 50+ participants that met at the Katowice cultural centre discussed the EU
directives to be implemented. Among other facts, they learned that the important
directive for energy efficiency in buildings is now included in the Polish law,
but that the secondary legislation (decrees, etc.) is not in place. Thus, the
requirements for energy efficiency are not enforced in Poland at the end of 2007,
three years after Poland entered the EU.
On the other hand, EU’s lack of energy-efficiency standards had forced
Poland to accept less efficient equipment than before they entered the EU.
A specific example, electric motors, was mentioned. With this lack of energy-efficiency
regulation, it is no wonder that a representative of the power sector complained
about the unexpected strong growth in Polish electricity consumption. Some
had hopes that the Ecodesign process would change the situation; but industry
pressure to have lax regulation is strong, so the process is not certain
An overview of implementation of EU legislation in Poland and proposals for
improvements is published by PKE after the meeting. An 8-page English Summary
was made from the 100-page Polish report. (Please see it below)
kB Program English version) --,-- (560
kB Program Polish version)
on PKE-OG website. go to "Projekty",
and the klick on
"PROJEKT "CHRONMY KLIMAT. EFEKTYWNE
I OZE A EMISJA GAZÓW CIEPLARNIANYCH"
Full 100-page Report in Polish:Report
(pdf file 1,2 MB)
Summary of the Report on EU Directives in Poland:
kB word doc, 8 pages).
See also at PKE-OG