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Coal-Powered Poland Refuses to "Go Green". EU Ain't Happy.


Lenka 3 | 1,954
15 Feb 2020 #301
coal is that expensive partly due to indirect and direct taxes that are cumbersome in Poland for any business

Exactly. And yet it's the mining that struggles and other business keep working.
Of course if you are economically very much to the right you may believe that simply removing taxes would fix the problem. Doesn't change the fact that in the current system they are money pit and a burden.

Btw- in Russia they are taxed as well for sure yet they manage to get it much cheaper.

To me the mining as it is is useful only as a back up/emergency/ safety net kind of thing. Generally Poland should look how to nove away from it.
AntV 2 | 192
15 Feb 2020 #302
mining struggles and other business keep working...may believe that simply removing taxes would fix the problem.

But, are those other businesses taxed like the coal companies? Tax policy is one way to effect change. If gov wants to limit coal it can lay a direct tax on coal while not laying the same type of tax on other businesses.
Lenka 3 | 1,954
15 Feb 2020 #303
Nah. The gov is heavily subsidizing the mines. As I said- they just decided to spend a lot of money on coal magazine so the mines can keep working even though they have all this unsold material. They already have 300 tonnes of coal there!

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