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Re: Poland’s Black Future – A Nation Clings to Coal

No other EU country relies on coal as much as Poland. But coal mining is not profitable because Poland’s hard coal lies too deep underground. Currently, the country imports cheaper and better coal from countries like Russia or even the USA. Moreover, the EU is applying pressure: for Poland to achieve its climate protection targets, the country must phase out coal. But many Poles don’t want to hear anything about that. Although their everyday life suffers from the extreme smog caused by heating with coal, it’s the Upper Silesians above all, who cling to this dirty and expensive energy source.

  • Report
  • Karsten Gravert, Dawid Romanowski
  • ZDF/Arte
  • 30 minutes
  • 2017