Burning wood and coal to be banned in Krakow

In an effort to combat Krakow’s perennial air pollution woes, the city is introducing a ban on burning wood and coal for most uses by private citizens.

The ban, which will take effect on 1 September of this year, will apply to stoves, furnaces, fireplaces, and large stationary grills. Small seasonal grills which are not permanent installations will be exempt from the provision.

Implementation had been held up by a court challenge which was ultimately dismissed this week.

Krakow has some of the worst smog in Europe, consistently exceeding recommended safe limits many times over in winter.

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  • January 14, 2021 at 8:49 am
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    Who will buy Aussie Iron Ore after the Aussie-China Trade War ?

    Who will buy Aussie Coal ?

    Who will buy Aussie Agro ? Here there is some hope,as the growth of affluence in the world,will open new markets and the incremental freight and marketing costs,which will have to be incurred by Aussie,will slowly yield higher NSR,in the target markets.But it will take time

    Who can use Aussie Coal ? EU is exiting Coal.LATAM.South Am have enough Coal.North America has enough Coal,and US is exiting coal.So we are left with the Indian Duds.The way to sell their spiel to the Indians,is that,the Indians,should keep their black gold in the ground (for some future disaster),and start using Aussie coal via imports (with some discounts in the pricing).dindooohindoo

    In the alt,Aussie will need to go up the value chain,and partner with power exporters in India (metals and ferro alloy units),to sell them coal,be JV partners in the Ferro Alloy units and then export the ferro alloys.Aussie banks and Aussie PE,can fund the power plants of the ferro alloy units,as an IPP feeding power through the grid.The Ferro Alloys can be funded,by an Indian Bank.

    The sane model can be applied with LDCs,who have the ore (say manganese),lack power,have medium draft ports and will qualify for Nil Duty access,into regulated markets.

    Who will buy Aussie Iron Ore ? In the next few years,the iron ore mines of PRC in Africa and other nations,will go live.

    The only way out for Aussie,is to make Sponge Iron and Steel.If Iron travels from Aussie to Pohang and Nippon and Shangahi,then to a steel mill,which makes steel, then the steel goes to the USA – if all this dead freight,still makes profits for POSCO and Nippon Steel,then exporting steel from Aussie,and to the export markets of PRC/Nippon Steel and POSCO,will be AS VIABLE,if not more viable.

    If UK and Aussie and USA are really serious about Countering PRC,they should allow Aussie steel imports on the same tarriffs,as the Indian duds.

    If Mike Pompeo wants Aussie to STOP Iron exports to PRC and squeeze PRC profits,surely USA can allow NIL duty access for Aussie steel into USA.

    If the Indian weasels are serious about the PRC threat,why not allow Aussie steel imports into India at NIL DUTY,or say 5% DUTY.

    Then Aussie will understand the worth of the Indians,and their precarious state, in the comity of nations and the comedy of the Indian State

    India CANNOT open its agri markets.Indian farmers are poor and inefficient,and Govtt agri infrastructure,is worthless.

    Let the Aussies TEST the Indian weasels on Steel – as a first step.It was the Indian Steel sector which killed the RCEP for India.With RCEP, the Indian Steel sector will be wiped out – and then the banks will follow.

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