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Poland’s factories are having to restrict output as electricity supplies are cut during an unusually hot summer

While our politicians busily dick about at the fringes of energy policy, we have a real life example of what can happen when an old and inefficient generation network collides with a dynamic industrial economy and a very un-dynamic political establishment.

Poland’s factories, which account for around a third of GDP, are having to restrict output as electricity supplies are cut during an unusually hot summer.

It’s not even a resource issue; Poland has loads of coal to burn, so much in fact that it exports a lot to the UK. The problem is the communist era generation capacity which is incompatible with the thriving country Poland has become. 

Read more at the Financial Times.

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