Europe is consistently moving away from coal. This is ensured by a number of European climatic standards, as well as for economic and technical reasons. Metallurgical enterprises can face serious problems.
- According to the Central Statistical Office, in 2019, for example, in Poland, 68.3 million tons of coal were used, that is, by 8 percent. less than in 2018.
- The energy sector accounted for 60.1 percent. consumption – 24.6 percent. industry and construction – 15.2 percent. – family.
- Thus, according to the BP Statistical Review, in 2018 Poland emitted 322.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a significant part of which was caused by the burning of coal.
These emission levels are unacceptable, if only due to new legal requirements imposing restrictions on enterprises. Politics on this issue is being discussed in the governments of many EU countries, as the financing of coal projects is gradually becoming a problem due to the growing opposition around the world.
At the same time, the Federal Minister of the Environment of Germany Svenja Schulze wants to strengthen the law on climate protection as soon as possible, and the price of CO2 in the amount of 100 euros seems to her quite achievable.