In the coming decades, we are facing a huge change in terms of reforming entire economies to be more 'green’. The European Union is moving towards zero-emissions, and to this end a new Community strategy known as the European Green Deal, has been proposed. It assumes the implementation of measures related to environmental protection and the fight against climate change, so that in 2050 Europe will be a climate-neutral continent.
The European Green Deal assumes, among others, an energy transformation – reduction of CO2 emissions and a transition from „dirty” energy to renewable energy sources. Other important points of the strategy include sustainable transport, based on alternative fuels, energy-efficient construction and closed-cycle waste management. For some EU countries, the proposed measures will be an evolution and will accelerate changes that have already been underway for a long time. However, for many EU countries, including Poland, the strategy and its ambitious goals will bring about revolutionary changes. Adapting to them will be particularly challenging for our energy sector, which in Poland is based on more than 75% coal.