Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in an article for the Financial Times that to ensure its energy security, the European Union needs to temporarily return to the use of traditional energy sources, including coal, abandoning green energy.
“Green transition cannot be done at the expense of basic security (of the European Union ). And if the situation forces us to do so, then we should not hesitate to return to traditional energy sources temporarily,” he wrote.
The Polish official added that even if this short-term move results in the postponement of ambitious climate targets, it remains necessary for maintaining a robust European society.
In the article, the head of the Polish government noted the current inflation in the EU, the threat of fuel shortages for millions of citizens and rising electricity prices in the region.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine had begun exporting electricity to the EU.
According to him, as a result, this may become an alternative to the supply of part of Russian gas for the EU countries.