The state of the energy system and pollution control policy on the background of Poland

  • Józef Gega
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)


The problem of enviromental protection is and will be one of the greatest challenges to humanity. The intensive growth of the population all over the world determines the level of the environmental hazard. This is due to the fact that each inhabitant of our planet occupies and uses an increasing part of the environment with its basic elements: air, water, soil, landscape. Only the way in which a man uses his space determines the possibility to satisfy his needs. At the moment we can observe the threatening geographical changes of the earth, formation of concentrated urban-industrial agglomerations with the whole series of more developed anthropogenic structures that reduce our natural space — the basis of our existence. These changes produce a growing need for different forms of energy. Not only there is a demand for energy such as coal, gas or electricity, but there is a necessity to produce cheap and rational energy services. This, however, is closely related to the recuperation of the energy carriers and fuels, which is the greatest danger to the environment.


Brown Coal Power Industry Energy Carrier Energy Industry Boiler House 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Józef Gega
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  1. 1.School for Environmental Engineering and ProtectionUniversity of Mining and MetallurgyCracowPoland

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