Law on climate change in Poland

Poland is still striving for the implementation of the Directive 2006/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC – but so far without effect.

The current achievement in this area is the draft of the Law on energy efficiency (version of 5 November 2009), published at the website of the Polish Ministry of Industry (

The draft law envisages inter alia the framework for the system of “white certificates” These instruments will be issued by the Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE) and serve as a confirmation of energy savings that follow energy efficiency improvement measures.