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Gov’t introduces carbon allowance for coal-heated homes

A government draft published on Monday announced the introduction of a one-off carbon allowance to households where coal is the main source of heating.

The list of legislative and programme works of the Council of Ministers includes information on the draft act on a carbon allowance. The Ministry of Climate and Environment is responsible for the development of the project.

As announced, the project provides for the introduction of a one-time carbon allowance of PLN 3,000 (EUR 627).

The allowance will be granted to households where the main source of heating is a solid fuel boiler, fireplace, freestanding stove, air heater, kitchen stove, stove, coal stove or solid fuel tiled stove, fuelled with hard coal, briquette or pellets containing at least 85 pct hard coal.

The prerequisite for obtaining the carbon allowance is submitting details of the heating source to the Central Register of Emissivity of Buildings (CEEB).

The application deadline for the payment of this allowance will be November 30, 2022, the local authority will then have a maximum of one month to pay the granted allowance. 

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