Ban on the use of solid fuels in Krakow from September 2019
On 15 January 2016 Małopolska Regional Parliament adopted a resolution prohibiting the use of solid fuels in Kraków. Resolution covers the area of the Kraków city and prohibits burning coal and wood in boilers, stoves and fireplaces from 1 September 2019. Using only gaseous fuels, oil, renewable energy sources and district heating will be allowed.
The vast majority of citizens in Krakow participating in the public consultation have supported the introduction of the resolution. Comments and conclusions reported almost 4.8 thousand individuals, organizations and institutions and over 96% of them supported a complete ban on the use of solid fuels in Krakow. Krakow has become the first city in Poland, which was covered by these rules.