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Tightening global and European CO2-reduction targets require the decommissioning of lignite-fired power plants, which raises issues regarding how to feasibly replace energy capacity.
Bełchatów Lignite Power Plant in Poland concentrates almost 21% of domestic power generation at one site, and is a major CO2 emitter. The power system effects of the plant’s retirement combined with socio-economic considerations have prompted ClientEarth to commission this report, researched and written by experts at Enervis.