The Małopolska Regional Assembly adopted a resolution dated April 24, 2017 on the introduction of bans concerning the scope of the operation of installations in which fuel burning takes place in the area of the Krakow municipality in the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2019. As a result, from July 1, 2017, it will not be possible to heat houses and flats using low-quality coal in Krakow. It applies to:
- fuels in which the mass fraction of hard coal or lignite of particle size 0-5 mm is greater than 5%,
- fuels containing hard coal or lignite with at least one of the following parameters: calorific value below 26 MJ / kg, ash content greater than 10%, sulfur content greater than 0.8%,
- fuels containing biomass with operational moisture content greater than 20%.
The regulations will apply for about two years. On September 1, 2019, a total ban on coal burning in the area of the municipality of Krakow comes into force.
Resolution No. XXXV/527/17 of the Sejmik of the Malopolska Region of April 24, 2017 on the introduction in the area of the municipality of Krakow, during the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2019, bans on the operation of installations in which fuels are burned.