2010 analysis: main findings
The results of the 2010 Climate Policy Tracker noted that although Poland has an energy strategy, it only runs until 2030 and the level of ambition is too low. Energy, industry and forestry policies exist, but are not sufficient to attain a low-carbon economy by 2050. Poland has had some success with its state forest policy and programme to increase the forested area, including guidelines on how to develop regional spatial development plans for afforested areas, but more work needs to be done. In the building, transport and agriculture sectors big efforts are needed to move towards a low-carbon future.
- In Poland, the use of renewable energies or energy efficiency in the industrial sector is not explicitly addressed by support policies.
- There is a lack of policy support to address the need for carbon efficiency improvement in the Polish transport sector. There are no plans for electric mobility, the CO2 limits for new cars do not go beyond EU legislation and the budgeted investment in a future low-carbon infrastructure is insufficient.
- Renewable electricity production is supported via a quota system whose ambition levels are lower than those required by the EU.