'Coal-aholics' Poland Wages War on Efforts to Save the Climate

Poland is addicted to coal. That is the message the country has been sending both domestically and internationally as Warsaw prepares to host the global climate summit next year. In Europe, the Poles are isolated in their fight for looser emissions reduction goals and against fixes to the EU's cap-and-trade system.
Von Joel Stonington
The Belchatow coal-fired power plant near Lodz is one of the world's largest.

The Belchatow coal-fired power plant near Lodz is one of the world's largest.

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