Wednesday 12 February 2014

Poland bags €22m for wind farm

Poland bags €22m for wind farm

Poland has been granted a loan of up to €22 million (£18m) to build a wind farm which will have a total capacity of 37.5MW.

It will consist of 15 turbines - which is expected to cut carbon emissions by around 57,400 tonnes every year – but the cash will be used to finance the first phase of the project, which will include a 22.5MW capacity.

Power generation in Poland is dominated by coal and the country is lagging behind in meeting its green energy targets agreed with the European Commission, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Grzegorz Zielinski, EBRD Renewables Coordinator said: “We are proud to support the development of the wind farm in Orla as this project is fully in line with our efforts to strengthen green energy in Poland.”

The EU has a target of generating 20% of energy from renewable sources by the end of the decade.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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