Aura - Ochrona Środowiska (AURA Environmental Protection) 2022/02

  • Ramsey equation
    Discounting is a necessary part of economic analysis if you want to compare amounts across different time periods. The Ramsey equation indicates what the discount rate should be in order not to come into conflict with other determinants of decision making. This is important in planning climate protection, because the consequences of the decisions made at the moment are long-term. This is particularly true of the present value of the future damage caused by current carbon dioxide emissions. The Ramsey equation shows that the so-called the social cost of carbon are highly controversial.
  • Renewable energy sources in urban space
    The introduction of renewable energy sources (RES) is the basis for the implementation of EU goals as part of the climate and energy policy. The most frequently and willingly used renewable source in urban space is solar energy, processed with photovoltaic panels. However, the development of cities in terms of introducing renewable energy sources has even greater potential. Appropriate solutions can reduce energy demand and significantly reduce the demand for conventional energy sources.
  • Energy and industrial transformation fund
    Decarbonisation and the pursuit of climate neutrality pose many challenges for Poland. One of the most important is the energy transformation of those areas and sectors of the economy that have the greatest impact on environmental pollution and excessive greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. This requires a comprehensive reconstruction of coal-based energy, the development of renewable energy sources and the consolidation of various sources of energy production. Ensuring the country's energy security and guaranteeing consumers a stable supply of electricity and heat are the decisive factors in the changes introduced, in line with the Polish Energy Policy until 2040 and the requirements of the "European Green Deal" climate policy. The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, headed by prof. dr hab. Eng. Maciej Chorowski.
  • Electric and hydrogen buses for Polish cities "Green Public Transport" in practice
    The diesel buses used so far will disappear from the streets of many Polish cities, and their place on communication lines will be taken by zero-emission vehicles: electric and hydrogen. This is the result of the implementation of the "Green Public Transport" program by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. Agreements for grants and loans with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management were signed by local governments from almost all regions in the country - from Wejherowo in Pomerania to Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains and from Zamość in the Lublin region to Bolesławiec in Lower Silesia. Particularly smaller and medium-sized cities, which need development impulses the most, benefit from the co-financing of the ecological fleet.
  • The European Green Deal as a tool for sustainable development
    The depletion of natural resources, advancing climate change, strong environmental degradation processes are the main assumptions of the European Green Deal development strategy , which was presented in December 2019 by the European Commission. Europe is to become a climate neutral, fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource- efficient economy that is to be environmentally friendly. By 2050, the European Union is to achieve climate neutrality, assuming economic growth. The implementation of the strategy is associated with the redesign of the socio-economic system of the EU and incurring enormous financial costs, thanks to which the EU is to become a modern, competitive and environmentally friendly economy.
  • Port of Clean Energy for Gdańsk
    Poland faces important challenges related to municipal waste management. The scale of the problem is evidenced by the fact that we produce an average of 14.5 million tonnes of municipal waste annually, and the amount of waste increases by approximately 0.5 million tonnes each year. The biggest problem for the environment and the inhabitants of our country is especially waste that cannot be recycled or reused. Their storage is not a good solution for the environment, local government budgets or for the residents. Therefore, thermal waste treatment installations should play a key role in their disposal.
  • Electric car charging station
    Electric car charging stations are distinguished by their small size. This compact device is perfect for individual customers who want to install charging stations in the garage. The power on the DC side is from 3 to 23 kW. The charging station is mounted on the wall in the garage and does not require authorization for connection. It is possible to integrate its work with a photovoltaic installation.
  • Individual settlement of heating costs
    The amendment to the Energy Efficiency Act, along with a supplementary regulation, puts in order the issue of how to measure heat consumption. This is the case, inter alia, thanks to the introduction of the obligation of individual metering. These changes may bring direct benefits to heat consumers, and at the same time they will minimize the negative impact on the natural environment. This is an opportunity to save millions of Poles and provide transparent information on heat consumption.

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