Can we do business on coal?
Professor Jerzy Buzek - Member of the European Parliament gave a lecture on "The European energy politics". Lecture, in particular was focused on the aspect of Polish energetic security. Professor Jerzy Buzek as a Member of the European Parliament since 2004, consistently works for sustainable future of Polish fuel and energy sectors and the introduction of new clean coal technologies, maintaining security of energy system across Europe.
Presenting a vision of European energetic security and clean energy for Europe, prof. Buzek mentioned security of supplies and environmental protection (fight with global warming) as two of the factors leading to reduce the cost and competitiveness. Oil and gas were pointed as the cause of the crisis, as a priority – efficiency and energy saving.
“How to replace oil and natural gas? Throughout production of synthetic oil and gas from coal”. It seems to be a good idea not only the use of coal for the production of electricity and heat, but also as fuel. These are the most efficient technologies of producing synthetic gas(instead of imports from Russia), electricity, chemicals, synthetic gasoline (also imported from Russia) and finally reducing emission of carbon dioxide.