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Polish Environment Minister sacked in the middle of UN climate negotiations

Press release | 20 November, 2013 at 13:08

Warsaw, 20 November 2013 – Reacting to the firing of the Polish Environment Minister, Marcin Korolec in the middle of the UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, Maciej Muskat, Director of Greenpeace Poland said:

Poland must prove trustworthiness as host of 2013 climate talks – Greenpeace

Press release | 28 November, 2012 at 14:03

Doha, November 28, 2012 – In reaction to news that Poland will host the next UNFCCC climate talks, COP 19, in 2013, Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe climate expert Jiri Jerabek made the following statement:

Poles back renewables and climate action despite Tusk government’s total support of coal

Press release | 12 November, 2013 at 10:12

Warsaw, 12 November 2013 - A poll published today by the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) [1] showed that 89% of Polish citizens are in favour of increasing renewable energy production in Poland. As many as 73% want the Polish government to...

Reaction to UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon and Poland PM Donald Tusk speeches at COP19

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 17:06

Warsaw, 19 November 2013 – In response to statements made today by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and Polish Prime Minster, Donald Tusk, at the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Warsaw, Maciek Muskat, Director of Greenpeace Poland, addressing...

Greenpeace activists protest World Coal Summit hosted alongside UN climate talks

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 7:53

Warsaw, 18 November 2013 – Greenpeace activists from over 20 countries today protested on the roof of the Ministry of Economics against the World Coal Summit, hosted by the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and running concurrently with the UN climate...

Poland's nuclear energy programme stumbles again: Has PGE lost control of its...

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 22 May, 2014 9 comments

In late February, during one of our regular strolls through the Lubiatowo dunes where the Polish government and the utility PGE are planning to build 3,000 MW of nuclear capacity, we found something peculiar. Bright orange sticks –...

How Polish nuclear boss commemorated Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 24 May, 2013 5 comments

On the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Aleksander Grad, the nuclear director of Polish utility PGE, sat behind his huge desk in his likewise huge office in Warsaw. What was he doing?  Keeping two minutes of...

Communities in conflict: Lignite mining on the Poland-Germany border

Blog entry by Helle Abelvik-Lawson | 26 August, 2014

Janina Dziadez's farmhouse in the village of Biecz is surrounded by old red-brick barns and the 79 year old's immaculately-kept garden. She moved here with her husband in 1954 and the farm houses four generations of the matriarch's...

Climate Rescue Station launched against coal in Poland

Feature story | 12 November, 2008 at 0:00

We have set up a Climate Rescue Station on the edge of a vast open pit coal mine in Konin, Poland. The Rescue Station is a four storey tall planet earth and will be used as a platform to tell the world that we can save the climate, but only if we...

Greenpeace joins Polish demonstration against coal

Press release | 15 November, 2008 at 0:00

400 people living around a huge open pit mine near Konin, Poland, joined Greenpeace today to reclaim the land occupied by the mine, which threatens their homes andlivelihoods. At noon, local residents together with 7 mayors from villages and...

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