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Presentation from the conference “Citizens’ energy for a good climate”

Energia obywatelska dla dobrego klimatu

The power-point presentation (in Polish) entitled “Walka z bezrobociem dzieki rozwojowi OZE” [Fighting the unemployment through RES] that I prepared for my talk during the panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables – facts and myths” during the participatory debate about Poland and its future “Citzens’ energy for a good climate” organized by the Greens/ European Free Alliance (Greens/ EFA) in the European Parliament from 15 to 16 November in Warsaw is available here:

Prezentacja “Walka z bezrobociem dziÄ™ki rozwojowi OZE”, Karolina Jankowska

Panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables: facts and myths” during the congress organized by the Greens/ EFA in Warsaw

ziemiaThe panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables: facts and myths” is going to take place during the participatory debate about Poland and its future “Citizen’s energy for a good climate” organized by the Greens/ European Free Alliance (Greens/ EFA) in the European Parliament from 15 to 16 November in Warsaw.

What is the aim of this panel? As the organizers wrote:

In the midst of the crisis Europe is in need for new innovative sustainable strategies for jobs creation. For the Greens in Europe, investment in renewable energy is clearly one of the solutions to be implemented. There are many good examples across the EU to follow. Together with the public we will be looking at the solutions which could be applied in Poland and how to unleash the potential of green jobs in Poland.

During the panel discussion I am going to present the potential for jobs creation in the renewable energy sector in Poland as well the German experiences in this field. I am going also to discuss the potential for a transfer of these experiences to Poland.

More information about the panel discussion as well as the whole event is available on the website of the Greens/ EFA.

Articles on German energy policy and politics available online

The articles (in Polish) published this year in Czysta Energia: “German PV support policy: changes and challenges” and “Energy transition in Germany” are now available online on the Polish energy internet portal cire.pl.

The article “German PV support policy: changes and challenges” (in Polish: “Niemiecka polityka wsparcia PV – zmiany i wyzwania”) can be found here, and below as pdf file (source: cire.pl):

Karolina Jankowska Niemiecka polityka wsparcia PV zmiany i wyzwania

The artcile “Energy transition in Germany” (in Polish: “Transformacja energetyczna w Niemczech”) can be found here, and below as pdf file (source: cire.pl):

Karolina Jankowska Transformacja energetyczna w Niemczech

Panel discussion during the 7th Polish Nationwide Meetings of Social Economy OSES 2013 in Nowe Warpno

The panel discussion, organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw office, with the title “Przedsiebiorczosc spoleczna a ochrona srodowiska, ekologia i energia odnawialna” (Social entrepreneurship and environmental protection, ecology and renewable energy) is going to take place during the 7th Polish Nationwide Meetings of Social Economy OSES 2013 in Nowe Warpno on 20 September.

I am going to present the German experiences with energy transition on the local level and the development of civic engagement and energy democracy in this country (f.ex. the emergence of energy cooperatives and civic renewable energy projects) as well as to discuss the potential for the transfer of this experiences to Poland.

More information is avaibale on the website of the panel chair, Ewa KoÅ›, member of Parliament of the Voivodeship West Pommerania, on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation as well as on the website of the 7th Polish Nationwide Meetings of Social Economy.

Article on waste and resources policy in Germany and Poland

bildPublished in Biuletyn Niemiecki 29.08.2013, nr 39.

Europejskie spoleczenstwo zapobiegania odpadom i odzysku surowcow: doswiadczenia z Niemiec, wyzwania dla Polski

Coraz mniej odpadow komunalnych – choc nie wszedzie

Wedlug danych Eurostatu w 2011 r. ilosc wytworzonych odpadow komunalnych w Unii Europejskiej (UE) czwarty rok z rzedu byla nizsza od roku poprzedniego i wyniosla 253,1 mln ton. Jest to o ok. 1,3 mln ton mniej niz w 2007 r., ktory byl rokiem rekordowym. Przecietny mieszkaniec UE wytworzyl‚ w 2011 r. 503 kg odpadow. W Polsce ilosc wytworzonych odpadow komunalnych w 2011 r. wzrosla w porownaniu z 2010 r. z ok. 12,04 do ok. 12,13 mln ton. W 2011 r. przecietny mieszkaniec Polski wytworzyl okolo 315 kg odpadow komunalnych.

Wyzwaniem jest jednak nie tylko ilosc odpadow, ale rowniez metody postepowania z nimi. Obecnie ponad polowa odpadow (ok. 57%) jest albo spalana, rowniez do celow energetycznych, albo skladowana na wysypiskach smieci, reszta jest poddawana roznego rodzaju procesom odzysku. W Polsce ponad 70% odpadow jest skladowanych, 1% jest spalany, a jedynie ok. 11% jest poddawanych recyklingowi. Pod koniec 2011 r. funkcjonowalo w Polsce 578 kontrolowanych skladowisk przyjmujacych odpady komunalne, jednak rownolegle dzialalo az 2539 wysypisk dzikich. Skladowanie odpadow w jakiejkolwiek formie wiaze sie jednak z negatywnym wplywem na srodowisko oraz zdrowie i jakosc zycia czlowieka poprzez zanieczyszczenie powietrza, wody i gleby, a takze emisje metanu.