Radio Gdansk News in English: Poland has “huge potential” for green energy

Poland is on track to become a leading EU producer of offshore wind energy, according to European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans.

At a conference on energy transformation earlier this week, Timmermans, who is currently Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, stated he also “see[s] huge potential in Poland when it comes to biogas.”

The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions. Poland is set to receive EUR 8 billion from the EU’s Just Transition Fund, more than any other member state, Polish media reported in May. The money aims to help member states speed up efforts towards climate neutrality.

Source: Radio Poland



In a major step toward the goals of climate neutrality and energy independence, Polish utility company Energa recently announced the opening of one of the largest wind farms in Poland.

Located in the former mining area of Przykona in the Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland) Voivodeship, the 31-megawatt wind farm is expected to annually generate up to 75 gigawatt hours of electricity. The energy supplied from this one wind farm could potentially satisfy demand from the whole of Pomerania for more than a week.

Additional green investments are planned in the region according to Daniel Obajtek, president of PKN Orlen, including a 300-hectare solar farm with the potential to produce up to 150 megawatts.

Jacek Goliński, the CEO of Energa Group, expressed similar ideals, declaring the region of Przykona to be “a place with potential…we think that this will not be the last press conference here.”

Source: Radio Gdańsk



The director of the World War II museum in Gdańsk will be honored today with the „Bene Merito” badge for his activities strengthening the position of Poland in the international arena.

Dr. Karol Nawrocki, who has been the director of the Museum of the Second World War since October 2017, will receive the award Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw.

In addition to organizing hundreds of events in Poland and abroad to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, Nawrocki also initiated and coordinated an international series of exhibitions detailing stories of the Polish experience during World War II. Events for the „Fighting and Suffering. Poles during WWII” exhibit took place in 145 locations in Poland and around the world.

For those passionate about history, Dr. Nawrocki also has his own history-themed broadcast here on Radio Gdańsk, entitled „Historia Nieoczywista”, which airs on Wednesdays at 21:05.


SKM Trójmiasto announced on wednesday that police patrols will be checking train passengers over the next few days to ensure compliance with the order to cover one’s nose and mouth.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the transit agency explained that it was responding to requests by the public for SKM staff to more stringently monitor compliance with the mask-wearing order in the interests of public safety.
According to current government requirements, masks are still required in situations where it is impossible to keep a 2-meter distance from others, which includes public transport such as trains, trams, and busses.

Source: facebook.com/SzybkaKolejMiejska, gov.pl/web/koronawirus



A recent find in the Egyptian necropolis of Deir el Bahari could mean that a Polish archeological team may be mere steps away from discovering an intact royal tomb from the 18th Dynasty.

Professor Andrzej Niwinski of the University of Warsaw’s Institute of Archeology, who is heading the excavation team, believes his team’s work could lead to the most significant find in his field since the discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.

Source: Radio Poland

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Weather

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a light breeze coming in from the south and rain showers in late afternoon and evening. Temperatures will peak around a high of 20°C, or 68°F, dropping overnight to a cool 14°C or 58°F. Rain is expected to persist throughout tomorrow with sunnier skies returning at the beginning of next week.

 

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