Monthly ArchivesJuly 2016

Ecodesign requirements for boilers and solid fuel boilers image

In just a few months, from April 1, 2017, suppliers of solid fuel boilers will be obliged to ensure that they are labeled with energy efficiency labels. The labels will also apply to sets for solid fuel boilers, additional heaters, temperature regulators and solar devices. Energy classes will be assigned as based on the energy efficiency rating (EEI) of the boiler or set from the worst-case G (EEI below 30) to the best A+++ class (EEI of at least 150). On the other hand, from 1 January 2020, solid fuel boilers placed on the market and in use will have to meet the energy efficiency and pollutant requirements for seasonal heating provided by the provisions of the Commission Implementing Regulation of Directive 2009/125/EC of 21 October ...

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Work on updating the Air Quality Plan has begun image

The Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region is a strategy that will indicate how to achieve compliance with the air quality standards in the Malopolska Region. The Program adopted in 2013 by the Sejmik of the Malopolska Region indicated who is to be responsible for exceeding the limits and what should be done to make the inhabitants of the Malopolska Region breathe healthy air. The main cause of significant amounts of pollutants in the air were the low-quality, obsolete appliances for solid fuels used in the communal-housing sector, but also the high intensity of transport influencing high levels of nitrogen dioxide in Krakow. Since then, three years have elapsed, and the effects of the implemented actions include 22 thousand of the old sources of ...

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Complaint filed by the European Commission against Poland regarding infringement of the CAFE Directive image

The European Commission filed a complaint against Poland at the Court of Justice of the European Union on 22 June concerning the requirements of Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on air quality and cleaner air for Europe (CAFE – Clean Air for Europe). Poland has time until September 1 to prepare a reply to the allegations of the European Commission. In the complaint, the Commission proposes to state that Poland failed to fulfill its obligations by: exceeding, from 2007 to 2013, the daily limit values for PM10 in 35 air quality zones (including 9 zones in which the situation has not improved over the years), failure to adopt appropriate measures in Air Quality Plans aiming at the shortest possible ...

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Debate in Oswiecim on improving air quality in the western Malopolska Region gallery

A debate was held in Oswiecim with the participation of the Marshal of the Malopolska Region on the use of EU funds from the Regional Operational Program of the Malopolska Region for the years 2014-2020 for the replacement of the old solid fuel boilers. Only by July 25, 2016, municipalities can file project charters to the Marshal’s Office for the elimination of low emission under sub-measures 4.4.2 and 4.4.3. Filing cards before this deadline is essential for the municipality to be able to participate in the appropriate call for projects scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. Call for project charters for sub-measure 4.4.2 Call for project charters for sub-measure 4.4.3

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Call for low-emission project charters under ROPMR 2014-2020 image

By July 25, 2016 subregional project charters are being filed within sub-measures 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 Lowering the level of low emission under the Regional Operational Program of the Malopolska Region 2014-2020. The funds may be applied by local government units, their unions and associations, organizational units of self-governments with legal personality and entities responsible for the development of district heating networks. Under sub-measure 4.4.2, the co-financing is intended for the replacement of heat sources in individual households with sources using biomass and gaseous fuels, heat pumps and district heating, while under sub-measure 4.4.3, for the replacement of heat sources in individual households with modern coal boilers. The maximum level of funding for a new heating device is 350 PLN / kW, but not ...

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