As Poland gears up to host COP24 next month the country has been winning plaudits for its commitment to wind power.

Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, confirmed today plans for the development of 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035; following the opening of a 1 GW onshore wind auction on Monday.

 

“Building 1 GW of new onshore wind makes perfect economic sense for Poland. It’s cheaper than building new coal or nuclear. And we expect prices to be cheaper than recent auctions in France and Germany. Delivering these projects will create jobs and revenue in communities across the country,” said Pierre Tardieu, WindEurope Chief Policy Officer.“Poland’s plans for 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035 are also very encouraging. The Polish Baltic Sea has enormous wind energy potential and it’s great to see Poland beginning to tap into this and boosting their existing offshore wind supply chain.”