The report entitled "Preliminary assessment of the impact of the establishment of emission reduction targets by 2050 document, the European Commission Roadmap for electricity sector, the economy and households in Poland", was executed by the System Studies "EnergSys" Sp. z o.o. not only on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, but also TAURON Production SA and PGE SA Conventional. There is a coincidence that the claims presented in conformity with the interests of large corporations who want to maintain outdated, centralized energy system. Ambitious climate policy would contribute to the development of distributed energy, based on local renewable energy resources, which would threaten their dominant market position. The current public debate indicates that the report will in the near future weapon against climate policy used by the lobby, which could lose business on power system modernization in Poland.
For instance, Poland's internet/web economy today reached about 3% of GDP, has a larger share of GDP than the Polish mining industry. Climate policy is also an opportunity to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in small and medium enterprises operating in the sector of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Moving away from fossil fuels leads to a reduction of the so-called “. external costs of energy, such as the cost of health care, water treatment, destruction of building materials, forest diseases and reduce yields. Every kilowatt hour of energy produced in Poland, where the average price for households is about 60 cents, due to the dependence on coal carries even further to 80 cents of external costs.
In 2009, the European Environment Agency (EEA) estimated the external costs of the biggest Polish power plants and industrial plants to 45-79 billion. The very value of such losses exceeds several times in the report estimated the PCC at 13 billion dollars per year cost of climate policy. EEA report included the 10 000 largest industrial plants and power plants in Europe. The top ten largest European polluters included two Polish plants opening the list Belchatow Power Station and the closing Turow power plant. In 2009 they turn over for the Polish community from 9 billion to 16 billion external costs. Both facilities are owned by the sponsor of the report KIG - Polish Energy Group PGE.
PCC report does not refer to the fact that climate policy will reduce the costs associated with imports and subsidies for coal. Since 2008, Poland is an importer of coal, and this import is growing and in 2011 was around 15 million tonnes. Therefore, the lack of an ambitious climate policy means reducing the Polish energy security and continued dependence on imported energy - not just oil and gas but also coal. PCC report also does not apply to subsidies, the annual coal sector receives from the state budget. Only in 2010 the value of these subsidies amounted to about 2 billion 772 million zlotys.
The authors have published only PCC report synthesis, withholding the methodology and research assumptions. Thus, there is no substantive basis to verify that the results of the calculations are correct. Until the publication of these data should be adopted in accordance with scientific caution that these results are wrong. EnergSys's expertise in conducting economic analyzes, moreover, have been amenable to doubt the Ministry of Economy and the Institute for Market Economics. The criticism concerned EnergSys Report 2030, which presents the estimated costs of climate policy drastically different from all other macro-economic analysis on this topic. In comparison with the World Bank estimates the cost to GDP for 2020 presented by EnergSys were four times higher!