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Solar panels cover the roof of a home in Brwinow, Poland, about 15 miles from Warsaw

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Joanna Pandera, a Polish energy expert, swapped her gas stovetop for an electric range and then celebrated her independence from Russian energy by cooking for Ukrainian refugees

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The Zeran CHP plant, a coal-fired power station in Warsaw.

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Andrzej K. 83, stores wood to help combat the coal and gas shortage as he prepares for Poland's long winter. It's enough wood for him to burn for four months.

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Kotowice village, close to Warsaw. 

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The owners of Stay Inn Hotel, which is under construction near Warsaw’s main airport, say it will be Poland’s first hotel heated and cooled exclusively by heat pumps.
Kazimierz Federak, who is overseeing the hotel construction, overlooks the pool area.

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Krzysztof Januszek, who runs a heat pump installation company called Eco Synergia and is helping build the Stay Inn Hotel, says there is a six-month wait for heat pumps in Poland.

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Solar panels set up in a field in town Brwinow, close to Warsaw. 

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Piotr Siergiej, the spokesman for environmental advocacy group Polish Smog Alert, awaits delivery of his new heat pump. He says “the paradigm in Poland shifted, but the government doesn’t realize it yet"

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A solar-powered roadside speed warning sign in the town of Milanowek, close to Warsaw. 

Public Story
HEAT PUMPS- for The Washington Post
Copyright Anna Liminowicz 2023
Updated Sep 2022
Topics Media

Heat pumps take off in coal-loving Poland amid Ukraine war

Citizens are installing solar panels and taking other green-friendly measures to free themselves from Russian energy. 

Written by Michael Birnbaum. 

On assignment for The Washington Post




Heat pumps take off in coal-loving Poland amid Ukraine war
Poland loves coal. But Russia's invasion of Ukraine is pushing Polish citizens to embrace green measures because the shift will free them from Russian fossil fuels.
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