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Preparation for Katowice Climate Talks

by gmoke Tue Nov 21st, 2017 at 06:29:54 PM EST

I've been reading a little about Poland while thinking about the results of the climate discussions from Bonn and the talks next year in Katowice.

One of my thoughts is that it might be good for the climate change community to devote some time over the next year to visualizing a zero carbon transition for Poland's coal economy that the Polish people and perhaps even the Polish government can recognize as a significant step forward without sacrificing their jobs or security.  This would go a long way towards heading off any difficulties from climate deniers and those of the authoritarian nationalist persuasion who'd like to make trouble.

I've contacted Mark Z Jacobson of Stanford University who has produced 100% renewable roadmaps for over 100 countries and all 50 states of the USA.  He would be a primary resource for such an enterprise and now I've done my best to make sure he considers the possibility.

A clearly practical zero carbon transition for Poland?
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re: prerequisite operating conditions

Some time ago I posted a links to res-legal.eu in order to dramatize differential treatment of investment in renewable energy production and transmission in Ireland and France.

Here are bottom line hurdles in Poland. Is your informant aware of disincentives and remedies available to producers of and (public, private) investors in alternative energy projects?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 21st, 2017 at 10:38:22 PM EST
that don't involve DESERTEC.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 21st, 2017 at 10:39:43 PM EST
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I have yet to study these but Professor Jacobson responded with these references to his work:
We have a 100% all-sector energy roadmap for Poland within the 139-country paper


as well as an infographic summary here


and a grid-integration study of Poland with the rest of Europe here



My preference is that the international climate change community work closely with the Polish environmentalists who are already working on a clean energy transition and support them as best they can to prepare the ground in Katowice next year.  If I can do anything to facilitate that, I will be happy to do so, given that I am simply one person with a computer and curiosity living halfway between Harvard and MIT.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 at 08:05:49 PM EST
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Summing up from skimming the first pdf: Wind (on and off shore) and PV mix for Poland.

Net job gain: 180,000

Of course, I think one should really see jobs as a societal cost, but without full employment policies it won't be seen the that way.

by fjallstrom on Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 at 08:35:01 PM EST
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