Conference | Clean heat 2030 | Strategy for heating



There is no longer any need to convince anyone in Poland that improving air quality is a priority and a major challenge. Smog destroys health, generates costs, affects the quality of life and devastates the image of Poland in the world. How to ensure that air quality starts to improve, and society is willing to accept change? On the April 17, 2019 during the conference in Warsaw, Forum Energii, together with partners, presented the concept of the heat supply transformation until 2030. 

09.30 - 10.00
Coffee and networking
10.00 - 10.15
Opening and introduction

Dr Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, President of Forum Energii
Bogusław Regulski, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce Polish District Heating

10.15 - 10.30
Heat supply and air quality – priorities of Polish government

Piotr Woźny, Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for the Clean Air Programme

Pobierz prezentację
10.30 - 10.50
Heating sector in the long term EU energy and climate strategy

Łukasz Koliński - Head of Unit,  A4 – Economic Analysis and Financial Instruments, DG ENERGY, European Commission 

10.50 - 11.10
Smog-free Poland - strategy for heating 2030

Andrzej Rubczyński, Director for Heating Strategy, Forum Energii

Pobierz prezentację
11.10 - 11.25
Local perspective – what do cities need to fight with smog?

Antoni Szlagor, Mayor of Żywiec

Pobierz prezentację
11.25 - 11.45
Coffee break
11.45 - 12.45
Debate 1: How to convince the society to the necessary changes in the heating sector?

Maciej Bando President of the Energy Regulatory Office
Andrzej Guła, Krakow Smog Alert
Sławomir Mazurek, Undersecretary od State in the Ministry of Enviroment
Jakub Sokołowski, Institute for Structural Research
Moderator: Agnieszka Łakoma

12.45 - 13.45
Debate 2: What are the key technologies and regulations in the heating sector? How and what to invest in?

Małgorzata Mika-Bryska, Veolia Energia Polska
Bogusław Regulski, Izba Gospodarcza Ciepłownictwo Polskie
Zbigniew Szpak, Polish National Energy Conservation Agency
Tomasz Świetlicki, Director of the Energy and Heating Department in the Ministry of Energy
Moderator: Rafał Zasuń

13.45 - 14.15
14.15 - 14.30
Summary and final words

Andrzej Rubczyński, Director for Heating Strategy, Forum Energii

For the last 8 months Forum Energii together with the National Energy Conservation Agency and the Institute for Structural Research have been working on a strategy for the elimination of air pollution from heating. Smog destroys health, generates costs, deteriorates the quality of life and devastates the image of Poland in the world. 

During the conference we discussed the results of analyses of the benefits and costs of improving air quality in Poland. We have shown how we can reduce smog health costs while modernising our district heating systems. How to solve the problem of households heated individually with low quality fuels?

During the conference we attempted to combine our perspective on the development of the sector with the government's priorities for heating and European strategies. We also invited a representative from the European Commission to participate. We want to put the technological and environmental aspects of the strategy in a social context and jointly consider how to convince the public to make the necessary changes to the heating system.

The conference was attended by about 130 participants representing public administration (central and local government), business, NGOs and the media. Full record of the conference is available online on the Forum Energii youtube channel.




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