Polish coal miner PGG likely to announce closure of major coal mines

MINING TECHNOLOGY | Poland’s state-operated miner Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG) is likely to cut down production of coal and announce the closure of major mines.

The latest move comes as part of the restructuring plan of the country’s biggest coal miner, Reuters reported citing industry sources.

Besides using coal for 80% of its electricity production, the country’s also depends heavily on coal for heating.

The country is the only European Union member that did not commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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