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Climate change payments for replacement of coal boilers


Braveheart16 19 | 142
25 Feb 2024 #1
I have had a new pellet boiler installed in my home together with a new set of radiators. A few months ago I made use of a provision from local government to receive finance as a result of changing my heating system from coal to wood pellets. It would seem that either Poland or the EU do not recognise this kind of heating system when it comes to receiving finance. The cost was many thousands of zlotys for an A+ heating system. I am still waiting for a response which should hopefully be soon after waiting many months, but suspect it will be bad news. I was under the impression that wood pellets were a more acceptable fuel compared with coal and that at least I was doing my bit to reduce pollution. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
jon357 74 | 22,042
26 Feb 2024 #2
but suspect it will be bad news

That's not good.

It's a great shame but the coal lobby has held back renewables in PL.
mafketis 37 | 10,904
26 Feb 2024 #3
the coal lobby has held back renewables

Is that bad? Renewables are decades away from being capable of use at scale..... they are just niche products around the margins yet some (Germany) want to throw away perfectly good technology chasing after them.

That said, pellets are better than coal and it sounds like PiS fkkkkery that they're not recognized (or glacially slow EU processes).
jon357 74 | 22,042
26 Feb 2024 #4
Renewables are decades away from being capable of use at scale

So we've got to start sometime.

And if a home boiler runs in pellets rather than coal, that's no bad thing. It should certainly be encouraged.
mafketis 37 | 10,904
26 Feb 2024 #5
So we've got to start sometime.

Incrementally... not too fast (like Germany is trying, shutting down nuclear to try to scale up Germany's vast reserves of sunshine and wind.

Andrew Hammel has written on some of the addleheaded projects they've sunk vast amounts of money into with no discernible effect.....

And the problems are in the third world.... China, for example.
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 11,838
26 Feb 2024 #6
We can only hope to serve as the "bad example"...for others to avoid what Germany is doing!

Then...it wasn't all for naught....
Miloslaw 19 | 4,971
26 Feb 2024 #7
We can only hope to serve as the "bad example"...for others to avoid what Germany is doing!

HaHa!

And not just Germany, many other idiotic nations are following suit!
Novichok 4 | 8,036
26 Feb 2024 #8
So we've got to start sometime.

Great idea! Starting today, do not buy any plastics, do not use anything that needs gas or oil...
Would you like the list of 1000 other things that need fossils? We even have a guy in the White House...

You are a true genius...
jon357 74 | 22,042
27 Feb 2024 #9
Incrementally

Which is precisely what installing a pellet boiler is.

vast amounts of money

Here of course we're talking about small practical measures.

And Poland of course has huge pollution problems from
domestic coal and wood use.

plastics, do not use anything that needs gas or oil

Who mentioned petrochemicals? We're talking about domestic heating boilers.
Novichok 4 | 8,036
27 Feb 2024 #10
at least I was doing my bit to reduce pollution.

Hey, genius, we are talking about pollution, the environment, and stuff like this...Duh!
jon357 74 | 22,042
27 Feb 2024 #11
We're talking about a poster who has replaced his domestic boiler.

, the environment

Exactly, and levels are high in PL due to domestic coal use. This causes respiratory problems among other issues.

Plus of course subsidies are available in PL for certain home improvements; the OP is talking about the process of claiming them.


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