News about the opposition to PGE S.A. plans to prolong lignite extraction in Turów lignite open-pit mine on th Polish-Czech-German border is spreading. After coverage by The Ecologist from end of November 2016 this in January the French portal multinationales.org covered the story:
Today yet another major bank announced that it is no longer going to
finance greenfield mines and power plants. That means that none of the Polish companies planing greenfield lignite open-pit mines: Złoczew, Gubin-Brody, Ościsłowo, Dęby Szlecheckie and Ościsłowo going to receive financing from Deutsche Bank for that purpose. The same goes for Ostrołęka C hard-coal power plant in Rzekuń and Jan Karski Mine in Roztocze. Read more ...
The Turow open-pit lignite mine is drying up water sources on both sides of the Polish-Czech border. In light of plans to expand mining at Turow, Czechs are now rebelling against putting up with damages from a foreign mine they get no benefits from CLAUDIA CIOBANU reports. Read more ...
"BNP Paribas has still not ruled out support to PGE, while the company is producing 85% of its electricity from coal and is pumping over 83% of its investment budget into coal. BNP Paribas also undertook last year to no longer directly fund new coal power and mining projects in high income countries such as Poland, yet continuing to do so via indirect support such as corporate loans or the issuance of new bonds is completely hypocritical. Read more ...
13 page citation: „However, just across the border from Germany, Polish state-owned and private companies are pushing on with plans to develop a string of new open-pit lignite mines – with major financial support from some well-known banks.
Poland’s coal-dominatead power market is getting a breath of fresh air.
WILCZYN, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early summer, the Wielkopolska region in western Poland looks like a scene from "The Hobbit" with intense green fields and lakes surrounded by dense forest and pretty cottages.
Nationale Nederlanden (NN) –the owner of the largest pension fund in Poland, formerly part of ING Group – has invested nearly EUR 470 mln1 of Polish citizens' savings in collapsing coal companies and gets profits from the stock dividends, with no regard for the impact it has on people, environment and climate. Polish citizens have come to Holland for the NN Annual General Meeting (AGM) to demand that the company takes clear commitments to divest from coal.
(Plats - Power in Europe | 23-May-2016 – Adam Easton) Poland's four state-controlled utilities ali saw their distribution volumes rise in the first quarter of 2016 thanks to a 2.1% year-on-year growth in electricity consumption.
We say Yes! Yes to progress * Yes to non-invasive and environmentally friendly technology * Yes to renewable energy sources.
We say No! No to environmental damage * No to the extraction and burning of fossil fuels * No to the construction of new opencast lignite mines.
President of the Board of the Foundation „Development YES - Open Pit Mines NO”
Leader of the National Coalition „DY-OPMN" since 2011, initiator of the largest successful, ie. valid and binding local referendum in the history of free Poland against plans to build a lignite mine on the brown coal deposit "Legnica", member of local government until 2014 with over 20 years of experience –Former Mayor of rural community Lubin. founder of the Foundation DY-OPMN.
Chairing the Programme Board
Vice-President of the Coalition "DY-OPMN", president of the Association „EKO-UNIA”.
President of the Foundation
co-founder of the Social Committee "STOP open pit mine" and the National Coalition "RT-ON".
Project Coordinator and Financial Campanier. An economist who has worked in the international organization CEE Bankwatch Network and with Greenpeace Poland and engaged himself in the Programme for Climate of the Polish Green Network. He specializes in energy investments and their financing and the impact of socio-environmental changes in the energy sector.
Vice-President of the Foundation
spokesman for the Coalition, local government.
is the Communications Coordinator of CAN Europe. She joined the team in December 2014. She is responsible for media relations, web presence and acting as a spokesperson, among others. Previously, she was working in communications within the environmental movement in Poland for more than four years. Ania holds a Masters in Political Science from University of Warsaw.
local government, ex-mayor of Ścinawa.
local government, ex-mayor of Miłkowice.