Adam Czyzewski

Being a hot topic of discussion, innovations seem to be everywhere. But when we try to take a closer look, they are like Winnie-the-Pooh’s best friend: ‘the more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn’t there’. Why don’t we have technological innovations in Poland despite the abundance of innovative ideas, start-up companies and support programmes… » read more

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The Energy Union is still very much like a yeti. Though no one has seen it yet, it is already feared. But this is to be expected considering that the concept was born out of concern for security in the face of the escalating military conflict in eastern Ukraine. Poland was first to suggest a… » read more

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The summer of 2008 saw the price of Brent crude rise to its record high, reaching more than $144 per barrel on July 3rd, and some speculated it would continue growing. However, the price fell to below $40 in late 2008, having shrank 77 per cent over just six months. Last year on June 19th,… » read more

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Last Monday, I took part in the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper’s economic debate entitled ‘The end of the free market? Origins of the crisis’. Three questions were sent to the participants by the host: Have capitalism and the free market discredited themselves? What is the alternative to the free market? Which economic system should we choose?… » read more

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How is coal converted to electricity? Coal is first milled to a fine powder, which increases the surface area and allows it to burn more quickly. In these pulverised coal combustion (PCC) systems, the powdered coal is blown into the combustion chamber of a boiler where it is burnt at high temperature (see diagram below).… » read more

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A conference commemorating 25 years of Poland’s political transformation was held at the Warsaw School of Economics on November 19th 2014. Interested in what conclusions can be drawn from past events and how these can be used to shape the future, I decided to participate. The programme of the conference was a particular attraction, featuring… » read more

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