‘Climate and energy policy must respect three equally important objectives: competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply. Only the implementation of these three pillars will allow the smooth functioning of the energy market, which will be beneficial for all participants’, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs Janusz Piechociński during the seminar "Energy and climate policy, the prospect of 2030 - the Polish position."
The meeting took place on 11 December 2014 in The Hague.
Deputy Prime Minister Piechociński expressed his opinion that the framework of the climate and energy policy in 2030 that has been adopted by the European leaders will encourage other countries to a significant reduction effort in the context of a global agreement. ‘The European Union, which is responsible for the mere 10 percent of global emissions is not in position to stop the growth of global emissions, much less lead to their decline’, he said.
Minister Piechociński also noted that the Polish initiative to create the Energy Union has stimulated intense debates and set the direction for a further work of the EU. ‘Cooperation of member states will allow an equal distribution of burdens and benefits, providing a mechanism to distribute efficient energy supply between countries in the event of a major crisis’, he said.
During his visit in The Hague the Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechociński also met with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade Lilianne Ploumen. They focused on economic cooperation between Poland and the Netherlands and the possibility of its development. Mr. Piechociński visited also the LNG terminal at the Port of Rotterdam.