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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-34/2777 – measures in Poland

Coal subsidy for households

Dodatek węglowy

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
Category 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)

Background information

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.

Content of measure

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.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

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:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A



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Eurofound (2022), Coal subsidy for households, measure PL-2022-34/2777 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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