President: Poland wants to become the energy centre of its region
The Polish energy sector is undergoing a period of intense changes. Poland wants to become the centre of energy in Central and Eastern Europe, said President Andrzej Duda while inaugurating the Polish-Australian Energy Forum in Sydney on Tuesday.
Andrzej Duda pointed out that the Polish energy sector is concentrated around coal. "The mining sector is perceived as being the key driver and guarantor of Polish prosperity and energy security," noted the President. See also: The President's speech at the inauguration of the Polish-Australian Energy Forum
He stressed that the Polish energy sector at the moment is undergoing one of the most intense periods of change. "Due to diversification efforts, Poland is currently importing large quantities of LNG via the terminal in Świnoujście (northwestern Poland - PAP), we are also building a Baltic Pipe gas pipeline that will transport gas from the Norwegian shelf. We want to become the energy centre in Central and Eastern Europe as part of the Tri-Sea initiative,” said Andrzej Duda.
He emphasised that an important aspect of these efforts should be the use of modern technologies for the exploration of coal deposits through mining to processing. As he added, the same applies to natural gas. "Poland and Polish companies are ready to offer competitive services and mining equipment to Australia, and on the other hand, open up to cooperation in the field of energy projects in our country," said the President.
The President stressed that energy security is, on the one hand, energy self-sufficiency, and on the other, diversification of supply sources.
"We should be able to combine two dimensions: efficiency and responsibility, that is, do everything in our power to protect the natural environment," said Andrzej Duda.
He reminded everyone that in December this year the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), will be held in Katowice, a city in southern Poland. (PAP)