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Waste heat recovery offers possible solution to weaning Poland from environmental and economic costs of coal

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Captured waste heat in Poland could provide affordable heating solutions and cleaner air to local households.

This is according to a recent study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), that studied carbon emissions and air pollution from coal-powered plants in two Polish cities.

The study notes that current Polish energy policies make it profitable for operators to continue using coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants, contributing a ‘significant’ amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the next five years.

IEEFA recommends the use of waste heat recovery (WHR) – this is capturing and transferring the waste heat as a clean energy resource, compared to polluting coal CHP plants.

Gerard Wynn, IEEFA Energy Finance Consultant, said: “The choice now is between two profitable options, where fossil-free WHR has additional, longer-term benefits for the environment, climate and investment risk.” 

[Jonny Bairstow]

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