Adam Czyzewski

Last Thursday, I took part in the Energy Conference in Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic. During the debate, the panel discussion moderator asked me why Poland contested the EU climate policy for such a long time only to agree to the elevated emission reduction target. My answer was that I believed that it… » read more

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Although the share of renewable energy sources is growing, fossil fuels, supplying more than 80% of global primary energy demand, play the dominant role. In 2011, fossil fuels, which include crude oil, coal and natural gas, met respectively 32%, 27% and 22% of global energy demand. In the power sector, proportions are different, with coal… » read more

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The European Union has opened a debate on how to stimulate the European economy. In the meantime, preparations are under way for negotiations over the European climate and energy policy. In both cases, the debate is about how to encourage entrepreneurs to invest. The European Commission is working on a way to compel unwilling businesses… » read more

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Uncertain times

Oil prices surprise us again as Brent falls to below USD 90 on Thursday (9/10). What is going to happen next? Will the downward trend continue? Or should we rather expect the prices to hit USD 100 and above again? The answer depends on the time frame of expectations. In the short-term perspective, three sources… » read more

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After discussing the crude oil and fuel market mechanisms in our ‘ABC of the crude oil and fuel prices’ series, it is now time to have a closer look at another key business segment. I have chosen to focus on the power segment, which lies at the very centre of the energy sector both in… » read more

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Security was the leading theme of a closed expert debate organised by the Polish Institute of International Affairs and its Turkish counterpart – the Centre for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (SAM – http://sam.gov.tr/about-sam/). Inspired by the discussion, and the more unofficial opinions voiced behind the curtain,… » read more

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They are us

As of this May, Poland has been a member of the European Union for 10 years. Our membership in the EU has already brought us tangible economic, social and political benefits. A clear testament to the latter is PM Donald Tusk’s appointment as the President of the European Council, which is not only a great… » read more

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The Ministry of Economy has put out for initial public consultation a draft of the Polish Energy Policy until 2050. As could be expected given the current tensions between the EU, US and Russia, Poland’s energy security topped the triad of sustainable growth objectives. The draft is accompanied by projections and simulations, which lead to… » read more

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