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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-34/2777 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 August 2022 – 30 November 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Support for energy bills
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||24 August 2022 (updated 19 September 2022)|
Many Polish households relay on coal as their main energy source. Due to many economic and political factors, the price of coal has rapidly increased. The price of a ton of coal in Poland increased from approx. PLN 1,000 (approx. €213) to about PLN 3,000 (€638) as of 24 August 2022. Therefore, the Council of Ministers adopted the act (Dz. U. 2022 poz. 1692) to subsidise coal purchases for all the eligible households, which was submitted by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, on 22 July 2022.
All households whose main source of heating is coal or carbon-based fuels containing at least 85% of hard coal can submit their applications for the financial support equal to PLN 3,000 (approx. €638). The application has to be submitted to the municipal offices across Poland from 17 August 2022 until 30 November 2022.
The allowance will be also granted to households that have already purchased coal before the legislation has been passed. The source of the heating is broad and includes i.a. boilers, air heating, and different types of stoves. However, to be eligible for the subsidy, the heating source of each household has to be reported to the Central Emission Register of Buildings.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Coal subsidy for households, measure PL-2022-34/2777 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-34_2777.html
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