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Poland needs a clear plan for kicking a dirty habit
Few things encapsulate the dysfunction of Poland’s energy sector better than the Central Coal Depot. Set up by the government in January to diminish the mountains of unsold coal piling up in Polish mines, by June the site outside Ostrow Wielkopolski had accumulated almost a million tonnes of the stuff. Overall, at the end of July, Poland’s coal surplus stood at 7.9m tonnes — 74 per cent more than a year earlier.