Poland’s energy security in 2010–2015: economic aspects Cover Image

Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne Polski w latach 2010–2015: aspekty ekonomiczne
Poland’s energy security in 2010–2015: economic aspects

Author(s): Adam Pogorzelski
Subject(s): Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Instytut Badań Gospodarczych
Keywords: energy security; conventional energy sources; renewable energy sources; energetics

Summary/Abstract: Motivation: The issue of energy is a problem that systematically returns to political de-bate. At present, in the public opinion, there is a lack of consensus on an optimum energy produc-tion structure that would provide Poland energy security. The desire to show the relation-ship between the current situation of the Polish power industry and Poland’s energy security was the main motive for choosing the subject of this paper. Aim: The aim of this paper is to show the relationship between the use of conventional and renewable energy sources and Poland’s energy security in the context of economic aspects. Results: The analysis showed a low level of diversification of energy sources. It has been shown excessive dependence on import from Russia, significant energy intensity of the economy and unfounded, excessive support for the mining industry. On the basis of the conducted analysis, however, it is also possible to observe a gradual improvement of Poland’s situation in these issues.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 59-70
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish