January 14 this year in the list of legislative and program works of the Council of Ministers, basic information regarding the draft regulation of the Council of Ministers regarding the appointment of the Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources was published.
The planned date of adoption of the project by the Council of Ministers is the first quarter of this year, the authority responsible for submission is the Ministry of Climate.
The information indicated that the Plenipotentiary’s tasks would include:
1) coordination of activities aimed at:
a) development of the use of renewable energy sources, in particular offshore wind energy, agricultural biogas in renewable energy sources installations, bioliquids, biocomponents, liquid fuels and liquid biofuels consumed in transport and alternative fuels,
b) development of electromobility and energy storage,
c) improving energy efficiency;
2) developing proposals for actions leading to the implementation of objectives in the field of the share of energy and fuels from renewable energy sources consumed, in the electricity, heat or cold and transport sectors, as well as the use of geothermal resources;
3) identifying and analyzing existing barriers limiting the development of the use of renewable energy sources and presenting proposals for their abolition;
4) developing mechanisms and development directions for the use of individual types of renewable energy sources, including for the needs of low-emission transport and electromobility, implementing the objectives and plans set out in the state energy policy;
5) analyzing development directions and taking actions in the area of using high-temperature reactors;
6) initiating and supporting activities aimed at popularizing the use of renewable energy sources, distributed energy, prosumer energy, energy clusters and energy cooperatives;
7) issuing, in consultation with the Minister of Climate, recommendations to government administration bodies and forwarding conclusions and opinions to institutions and entities involved in the implementation of projects and undertakings using renewable energy sources;
8) giving opinions on draft government documents, including draft legal acts that are important for shaping the state’s policy in the field of renewable energy sources, prepared by government administration bodies.
In the opinion of the project promoter, only a broad definition of the Plenipotentiary’s tasks can bring the assumed and expected results, thus contributing to increasing the dynamics of the development of renewable energy sources in Poland.