Financing for coal power in Poland – a current and future health threat

HEAL Briefing Paper, 2015

A new briefing on subsidies for coal power generation in Poland– a current and future health threat, showcases how public financing for coal power generation contributes to rates of heart and lung disease and impacts on children’s health. The Polish power sector is largely dependent on coal, with 85 percent of electricity generated from this fossil fuel source. Coal power plants emit large amounts of hazardous air pollutants – fine particles, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, and contribute as well to the formation of secondary particulate matter pollution.

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