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AFX. Poland plans to build its first nuclear power station by the year 2023 in order to comply with requirements restricting greenhouse gas emissions, according to Deputy Economy Minister Jacek Piechota.

“Before 2023, we will have to have clean energy in the Polish electric power system,' he told the radio station RMF FM. “Round about 2023, we will no longer be able to respect very strict environmental norms, especially concerning greenhouse gases. The priority for the next 15 years will be to develop renewable electrical energy resources; windpower, biomass and hydro-electric power. But these resources will not suffice.”

Poland has traditionally depended heavily on lignite and hard coal, and will continue to do so in the future. However, there are plans to increase the use of natural gas and renewable energy sources to 7.5% by 2010.  (PointCarbon)

The Finance Ministry is also proposing  replacing an existing registration tax on new and imported second-hand road vehicles with a system based on emissions and engine capacity.  (ENDS)



> After all, if Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle Eastern countries can't have nuclear power, why should they?

Your assessment of reality has a margin of error of 100%. Poland's nuclear power has zero to do with EU membership and everything to do with the absence of terrorists, dictators and other nutcases ready to use nuclear power for a holy war. Compare the nationalities of the 9/11 hijackers with the list of countries you gave above and, assuming full mental faculties on your part, the reasons why nuclear power in those countries is highly objectionable should become readily apparent.


Correct me if I'm wrong but I think no iranian or iraki were involved in 9/11. most of the hijackers were saudis, the rare allies of the USA in that region.

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