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The Committee for the Regulation of Electricity was set up to examine the regulation of the electricity supply sector. Its purpose was to offer the electricity sector incentives to convert to green energy and operate cost effectively; and ensure efficient competition and consumer protection. The committee recently submitted its 16 main recommendations and 100 specific recommendations and evaluations to the government.
When the secondary legislation for the recent energy reform was promulgated in August 2014, President Peña Nieto committed to continue with an aggressive schedule of implementation and offered to issue the administrative regulations to enact the reform by the end of October 2014. Consistent with this, the implementing regulations have now come into effect.
The state-controlled part of the Polish hard coal sector has been facing structural and financial difficulties for years. In order to tackle the difficulties and make the sector viable and profitable again, the government intends to present a plan for remodelling it in late 2014 and early 2015. The amendments will affect both the state-controlled and private companies engaged in hard coal trading.
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