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Poland Vetoes EU's Planned Route to Low-Carbon Economy

5:18 AM MDT | March 13, 2012 | Alex Scott

Poland at a ministerial level meeting on Friday vetoed a proposal by the European Union (EU) to introduce an 80-95% cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, from a baseline of 1990. Poland, which generates 90% of its electricity from burning coal, a potent source of GHG, is resisting the move on the grounds that it would damage economic growth and lead to fuel price inflation. The EU’s target reduction could cut Poland’s economic output by 1%/year through 2030, Polish government officials say. The European Commission says Poland’s stance...

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