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INFORSE-Europe Seminar:
December 14, 2007, Katowice, Poland

Date: December 14, 2007
Place: Katowice, Poland
Title: EU Policy
Contact:
Polish Ecological Club (PKE), FoE
att. Krystyna Kubica
E-mail: pkeog@poczta.onet.pl
Web: www:polskiklubekologiczny.org


On 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 in Poland.

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 participants 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 to succeed.
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)

Program Inviation:
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(555 kB Program English version) --,-- (560 kB Program Polish version)

Proceedings:
Available on PKE-OG website. go to "Projekty", and the klick on "PROJEKT "CHRONMY KLIMAT. EFEKTYWNE WYKORZYSTANIE PALIW KOPALNYCH I OZE A EMISJA GAZÓW CIEPLARNIANYCH"


Front page Report in PolishFull 100-page Report in Polish:Report (pdf file 1,2 MB)
Summary of the Report on EU Directives in Poland:
(161 kB word doc, 8 pages).
See also at PKE-OG website.