According to information provided by the Ministry of Climate and Environment to Senator Krzysztof Brejza (KO), from January 1 to October 31 this year, Poland received over PLN 21 billion from the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).
Senator Krzysztof Brejza shared the information obtained from the ministry on the social networking site X (formerly Twitter).
According to the ministry, PLN 15.8 billion of these funds went to the state budget, but it is not known exactly what these funds were allocated for. Almost PLN 5.3 billion was to go to the Compensation Fund for Indirect Emission Costs, and PLN 8 million was allocated for the operation of the National Center for Emission Balancing and Management (KOBiZE).
Another PLN 8 million was received by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) to act as the national operator of the Modernization Fund.
The EU emissions trading system receives funds from the energy sector, which pays for CO2 emissions from its activities. However, they then return to the state budget and should be spent on building zero-emission energy sources in order to decarbonize the economy. However, in the case of a significant part of this year’s funds, the ministry did not indicate whether this actually happened.
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