Electricity generation development of Eastern Europe: A carbon technology management case study for Poland

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Energy and electricity in particular, are of unquestionable value for the welfare of all modern societies. The electricity sectors of Eastern European countries have undergone several phases of development between the post-WWII days within the CEMA and USSR frameworks and today's EU and global energy and environmental regimes. The present paper examines the progress of the Polish electricity sector throughout the last decades, providing useful information regarding not only the technical generation and distribution infrastructure but also the policies that have been and are currently implemented. The results are discussed in the context of indicators such as the electricity intensity and per capita consumption, and show that although the Polish electricity sector has gone a long way, there still are several necessary technology management steps to be taken if Poland is to adequately address the challenges of international competition, electricity supply security and environmental sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1606-1612
Number of pages7
JournalRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009


  • Carbon management
  • Eastern Europe
  • Electricity
  • Poland
  • A carbons
  • Electricity generations
  • Electricity sectors
  • Environmental regimes
  • Environmental sustainability
  • European countries
  • Global energies
  • International competitions
  • Per capita consumption
  • Technology managements
  • Competition
  • Electric industry
  • Industrial management
  • International trade
  • Electric generators

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