Law on climate change in Poland



The new Regulation of the Minister of the Economy addressing inter alia the specificities for the obligations for acquiring and surrendering green certificates entered into force on 31 December 2013.




The Regulation stipulates for the increasing extent of the RES obligation - 12% in 2013 rising additionally 1 % in each of the subsequent years.


The time-frame covered is 2021 when the share of the renewable energy required is 21 %.


In comparison to the earlier provisions (issued in 2008) the current Regulation has significantly increased the required share of RES (in years 2013 – 2017 the relevant shares were set by the repealed provisions at the levels from 10.9 % to 12.9 % while the new ones are 12 % - 16 %.


The operators should also take due account of new provisions relating to new definition for the “wood of a full value”.