The Ministry of Climate and Environment has published a draft amendment to the Act of 11 January 2018 on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels and certain other acts which proposes new regulations on the charging of e-cars. The changes primarily serve to identify the elements to be considered when testing electrical installations in multi-family buildings, as well as the manner of settlements for energy used between an energy company and an entity owning two charging points.
In order to prevent the negative impact of transport pollutant emissions on human health and the environment, the legislature passed the Act of 11 January 2018 on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels, which introduced the possibility for community councils to create clean transport zones. In such zones, vehicle traffic restrictions were introduced, from which certain vehicles were exempt. However, in response to public expectations, the ministry has proposed draft amendments to the act.
Pursuant to Article 20(3) et seq of EU Regulation 2019/943, some EU countries – including Poland – had to prepare a specific roadmap for the implementation of the new electricity market's principles, which could be adapted to accommodate the social and economic realities of the given country. This article summarises the actions taken by Poland to adapt its national legal environment to the requirements of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package.
In recent weeks, information has been published concerning the draft amendment to the Act of 8 December 2017 on the Capacity Market. The amendment aims to adapt Polish regulations to reflect the new electricity market structure agreed at the EU level as part of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package. The Ministry of Climate is responsible for the draft law, the adoption of which is planned for the third quarter of 2020.
The Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy recently prepared a proposal for a legal definition of 'carsharing'. In addition, carsharing will be added to the legal definitions covered by Article 2 of the Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels under the term 'sharing service'. This development will significantly contribute to the development of carsharing and thus have a positive impact on not only the environment, but also the organisation of urban traffic.