Maciej Dzikuć

Maciej Dzikuć
University of Zielona Góra | UZ · Faculty of Economics and Management

DSc, PhD, Eng.

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November 2003 - present
University of Zielona Góra
Position
  • Researcher
Education
February 2019 - May 2020
Warsaw School of Economics
Field of study
  • Economics and Finance

Publications

Publications (112)
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This paper presents the CFD modeling results of the torrefied maize straw co-firing with sub-bituminous coal in various mass ratios in the industrial scale boiler, to recognize possible application issues of the coal substitution with upgraded biomass. The steam torrefaction of biomass took place in a pilot in a counter-flow torrefaction reactor fe...
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The main aim of this paper was to determine changes in renewable energy production in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The specific objectives were to assess the degree of concentration of renewable energy and the pace of changes in the volume of production of this energy from individual sources in the countries of Central and Eastern E...
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The current production of water energy in Poland is much lower than the theoretical and technical potential. The aim of the article is to analyse the current state of hydropower in Poland as well as the prospects and conditions for development. Poland's total technical hydropower potential is estimated at 12,000–14,000 GWh/year, but currently, appr...
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The main topic of the publication is the analysis of the development of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) in Poland. Despite the gradual increase in the number of BEVs in Poland in recent years, there are still a number of economic and infrastructure barriers that hinder the development of electromobility. Moreover, the aim of the study is to assess...
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Low‐carbon development is a prerequisite and a fundamental element of sustainable development. Low carbon paths of growth and sustainable development are priorities in the electricity generation and access sectors. In the subject matter under study, in connection with climate action, the economic conditions in the field of production and distributi...
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The main topic of the publication is the development of photovoltaic systems in Poland, and its main goal is to characterize the current situation and development prospects in a given subject area in the context of the growing importance of the low-carbon economy in Poland. The article uses both secondary and primary (Foresight) data. The developme...
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The last three years in Poland have been a dynamic development of micro-photovoltaic installations. A serious barrier impeding the further development of this renewable energy source are obsolete power networks. The aim of the article is to analyze the conditions related to the development of photovoltaics in Poland and to evaluate the limitations...
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The countries of the Visegrad Group (V4) face serious challenges related to increasing the share of renewable energy sources (RES) and the energy mix. One of the elements connected with the achievement of higher use of RES is the development of photovoltaics. The countries of the Visegrad Group still have untapped potential to increase energy produ...
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The problem of excessive use of fossil fuels is a serious problem in many countries. The desire to obtain relatively cheap energy by burning mainly coal often wins over the need to maintain a good state of the environment. In recent years, Poland has been catching up with economic development in relation to the countries that were members of the EU...
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Road transport is one of the key elements of economic development that helps build social and territorial cohesion. The economic development that has taken place in Poland over the last three decades has led to an improvement in road infrastructure throughout the country. Construction of new roads and improvement of existing ones promotes economic...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has set new challenges for the HoReCa industry. Lockdowns have coincided with and strongly impacted the industrial transformation processes that have been taking place for a decade. Among the most important HoReCa transition processes are those related to the rapid growth of the delivery-food market and ordering meals via inte...
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Low-carbon development is one of the more significant problems of the Visegrad Group countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary). It is related, among others, to the improvement of life quality in economic terms while taking into account activities for environmental protection. The aim of the article is to identify and explain the pro...
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The development of urban transport in recent years has become one of the most important issues related to improving the quality of life in Polish cities. Excessive pollution in the form of greenhouse gases and other harmful substances from buses affects people's health as does the excessive noise. This article analysed the measures being taken to r...
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Poland is currently a dynamically developing country belonging to the European Union. However, the economic development does not go hand in hand with improving the quality of the environment. The air quality in Poland is one of the worst in the entire European Union. Although industry generally meets current ecological standards (especially large e...
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Intensification of agricultural production, especially chemicalization of crop production or intensification of animal husbandry, leads to adverse changes in water pollution. It is necessary to take actions aimed at limiting the adverse changes. At the legislative and practical levels this can be achieved by establishing standards and rules of cond...
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The excessive air pollution in the Lubuskie Voivodeship and throughout Poland is a very seri-ous problem. One of the main causes of poor air quality is low emission, which arises at a short distance from the ground (up to 40 m). The real reduction of low emission requires a series of measures. The most important of them, include replacement of non-...
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Growing ecological standards force the implementation of solutions that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere. This is particularly important in Poland, whose energy system is almost 80% based on coal. In the interest of low carbon development it is worth considering the optimization of existing old coal-based...
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A significant part of the common agricultural policy (CAP) focuses on implementing environmentally friendly practices, which have been evaluated in many studies. However, these analyses do not usually consider spatial spillovers that may concern pollution and biodiversity, as well as participation in policy schemes. Most studies evaluate national e...
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The Czech Republic is one of the dynamically developing countries of the European Union. However, economic development should take place while maintaining the quality of the environment. Air quality in the Czech Republic is worse than in most of the old European Union countries (EU-15). Air quality is negatively affected by road transport, heating...
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In this paper authors present research results which are the optimum parameters of the torrefaction process using straw from oats and maize. The most important parameters for the torrefaction process are temperature and residence time. Both parameters are essential to designing and construction of industrial biomass torrefaction installations. Ener...
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The main problems the author explored concerned the differences in the level and structure of expenses as well as the changes in the level and structure of expenses. As it results from the analyses, farmers' households are characterized by the relatively highest share of expenses associated with energy carriers in the structure of expenses related...
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The process of transformation of the Polish economy, traditionally based on coal, into an economy that uses low-carbon technologies, faces a problem associated with the diversification of energy sources, especially in rural areas. The scale of the use of conventional energy carriers in households located in rural areas in Poland has a very negative...
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Low-carbon development in Middle Odra Region is not only related to the need to improve the quality of life in economic terms, taking into account environmental protection, but is above all a necessity in the context of the sustainable development of the region. The prospect of high financial penalties that may be imposed on Poland and, above all,...
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The article presents the main assumptions of the ecological safety strategy in relation to the problem of low emission in Poland. The publication analyzes the existing environmental safety strategies and their impact on the improvement of air quality with particular emphasis on harmful substances that make up low emissions. At the end, conclusions...
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The problem of low emission in Poland has been unresolved for many years. One should be aware that when planning activities to reduce low emission, it is necessary to determine in which sectors of the national economy the problem is the most serious. In this way, it will be possible to intensify activities in areas that contribute the most to the e...
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The article presents economic problems related to the reduction of the emission of harmful substances into the air. Particular attention has been paid to benzo(a)pyrene, which is one of the most harmful substances for human health. The main reason for the emission of benzo(a)pyrene to the air is heating buildings with the use of old and ineffective...
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According to the data of the European Environment Agency, due to excessive air pollution about 47 thousand people die prematurely every year in Poland. Although in recent years the level of industrial emissions in Poland has been significantly reduced, it is still a very serious problem of the so-called low emission. The aim of the paper was to det...
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Introduction: The article presents the problem of the occurrence of low emission in the Middle Odra. It is assumed that low emission is generated at an altitude of no more than 40 m above ground level. Low emission is a serious problem not only in the Middle Odra, but also in the rest of Poland. According to WHO estimates, nearly 50.000 people die...
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A review, with 30 refs., of decision-making processes for selection of ecol. and economic boilers used for heating of buildings.
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According to the estimates by the World Health Organization in Poland due to excessive air pollution approx. 44 thousand of people die prematurely each year. Against Poland, the European Commission brought a lawsuit in 2015 for failure to comply with EU air quality legislation to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Due to the poor air qual...
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The article presents selected aspects related to emissions that arise during road transport. These impurities are an important component of low emission, which is generated at a height of up to 40 m from the ground level. Low emission in the Middle Odra Region and throughout Poland is a serious problem. Low emission has a significant share in total...
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The problem of low emission in many cities around the world has been significantly reduced. In Poland, however, it seems to be difficult to solve. The authorities at local and national level are often unwilling to take unpopular decisions that could significantly reduce harmful emissions. These decisions are unfortunately related to incurring highe...
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The paper presents the problem of excessive air pollution in Poland caused mainly by low emission. The emission arises in result of heating flats by means of old and energetically inefficient heating installations. In Poland and Bulgaria the inhaled air is of the worst quality out of all EU countries. The paper presents economic and technical probl...
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The article presents selected aspects related to emissions that arise during road transport. These impurities are an important component of low emission, which is generated at a height of up to 40 m from the ground level. Low emission in the Middle Odra Region and throughout Poland is a serious problem. The paper highlights the main causes of road...
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The 3rd Annual 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development [ICSD2017] was held on July 14th-16th, 2017, in Tianjin, China. ICSD2017 provides an excellent international Academic forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Sustainable Development. The conference looks for significant contributions t...
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Artykuł przedstawia analizę możliwości redukcji niskiej emisji na terenie województwa lubuskiego. W artykule zaprezentowano również potencjał związany z ograniczeniem niskiej emisji, który jest związany z wykorzystaniem środków finansowych z Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego. W publikacji wskazano także rodzaje projektów, które będą mogły być real...
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This publication is an attempt to present and assess the problems related to the reduction of low emission in Poland, with particular reference to the Lubuskie voivodeship. Bad air quality is most troublesome for the Polish population during the winter season, when besides a significant amount of harmful substances produced during road transport th...
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The protection of the air against pollutants from individual boiler plants is a big challenge in Poland. It results mainly from the preference for coal, the national energy carrier, the use of old low-efficiency boilers and the location of Poland in a temperate climate where the heating period lasts at least 5 months. This article presents a wide r...
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Introduction: The article presents the problem of the occurrence of low emissions in the Lubuskie Province (central western Poland). Low emission - the emission of products of the combustion of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels into the atmosphere from the emission sources (emitters) located at the altitude not greater than 40 m. Methods: The articl...
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The article presents an analysis of the potential for low emission reduction in the Middle Odra associated with the use of wind energy. The article also presents the potential of wind energy and indicates the negative consequences of air pollution. In addition, the publication presents the impact of low emissions on the environment and human health...
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This article presents selected aspects related to the reduction of low emission in the Lubuskie Voivodeship. The article also presents the main sources of low emission and highlights the most important issues related to low emissions. In addition, the publication presents the impact of the most important low emission sources in the Lubuskie Voivode...
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The article shows the problem of excessive low emission in the district of Nowa Sól and points to the social issues that can affect a delay in the introduction of specific environmental actions. The article also identifies the main sources that contribute to the formation of low emission in the district of Nowa Sól. Moreover, it noted the actions p...
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According to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the list of 50 cities with the most polluted air in Europe as many as 33 are located in Poland. All the cities that are on the list exceed the maximum concentration of dust recommended by WHO at least three times. In the Lubuskie Province there is a very serious problem of maintainin...
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Wśród wielu narzędzi zarządzania środowiskiem na szczególną uwagę w przemyśle chemicznym zasługuje technika LCA (ang. Life Cycle Assessment - Ocena Cyklu Życia). Jest to technika ekologicznej oceny technologii, produktów czy usług wsparta określonymi procedurami opisywanymi w normach ISO 14040 i 14044, rozwijana i popularyzowana od końca lat 90-ych...
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The publication presents the most important institutions that have an impact on the development of organic farming in Poland. The article analyzed the activities of such institutions of organic farming as: Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture, Agricultural Advisory Centers, Agricultural Property Agency, Agricultural Social Insu...
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The article presents selected aspects of the theory of factors of production in relation to organic farming in Poland. The paper presents the most important data for the development of organic agriculture in Poland and its importance for food security. In addition, the paper presents the development of the factors of production, ranging from classi...
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The article presents selected aspects of the theory of factors of production in relation to organic farming in Poland. The paper presents the most important data for the development of organic agriculture in Poland and its importance for food security. In addition, the paper presents the development of the factors of production, ranging from classi...
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Słowa kluczowe: czynniki makroekonomiczne, rolnictwo ekologiczne, rozwój. Artykuł przedstawia najważniejsze informacje dotyczące funkcjonowania ekologicznych gospodarstw rolnych. Ponadto w publikacji zaprezentowano informacje dotyczące założeń polityki rolnej w Polsce i w Unii Europejskiej. W pracy zaprezentowano również wpływ wsparcia ekonomiczneg...
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The article describes the most important aspects related to electric energy production using the method of biomass co-firing with lignite and coal in Poland. We emphasise the potential of biomass co-firing for electric energy production in the country. We also describe the current use of the method in Poland and present the most important technolog...
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The paper presents the economic and technical problems associated with the use of biomass in co-combustion processes in the energy sector in Poland. The particular attention was paid to the extent of the use of biomass in the energy sector, the technologies and techniques applied, as well as the economic determinants. As it results from the analyse...
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Almost 90 per cent of total electric energy produced in Poland derived from burning coal. Minimizing negative environmental impact is especially important when using lignite energy production. The paper presents ecological benefits of modern energy production methods. The evaluation of environmental benefits has been conducted in consistency with n...
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Renewable energy plays an increasingly crucial role in ensuring the energy security of Poland. Due to a large area of agricultural land, a relatively high cattle and pig population, and well-developed agri-food industry, the main source of renewable energy in Poland is agricultural biomass. The study focuses on the development of agricultural bioga...
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The following paper presents how life cycle assessment (LCA) helps to establish the environmental impact of energy production of three Polish power plants. Ecological differences between discussed power plants as well as reasons for such differences have also been pointed out. The calculations were based on the assessment procedure of Eco-indicator...
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The article presents an assessment of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and pointed out its advantages in the analysis of the environmental impact of electricity generation. The article also points to the direction of development of the Polish energy sector and pointed out the need to determine the environmental risks associated with the production o...
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Artykuł przedstawia wybrane aspekty wykorzystania węgla brunatnego podczas wytwarzania energii elektrycznej na przykładzie planowanej inwestycji przez Polską Grupę Energetyczną w okolicach miejscowości Gubin i Brody. W publikacji przedstawiono najistotniejsze informacje dotyczące wpływu wydobycia i spalania węgla brunatnego na środowisko. Wskazano...
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Artykuł przedstawia wpływ wykorzystania węgla brunatnego na bezpieczeństwo energetyczne Polski. W pracy przedstawiono zasoby węgla brunatnego w Polsce oraz scharakteryzowano największe kopalnie węgla brunatnego. Ponadto w pracy dokonano oceny stanu gospodarki energetycznej w Polsce oraz przedstawiono główne kwestie związane z wykorzystaniem węgla b...
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The following paper presents how life cycle assessment (LCA) helps to establish the environmental impact of energy production of three Polish power plants. Ecological differences between discussed power plants as well as reasons for such differences have also been pointed out. The calculations were based on the assessment procedure of Eco-indicator...
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Krajowa polityka energetyczna zmierza w kierunku zwiększenia bezpieczeństwa energetycznego i dywersyfikacji mocy wytwórczych. Istotne w tym względzie będą działania podejmowane w sferze rolnictwa i obszarów wiejskich zarówno z punktu widzenia produkcji, jak i konsumpcji energii. Z jednej strony rozwój rolnictwa i obszarów wiejskich jest uzależniony...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to demonstrate ecological benefits of the thermal modernization of the central heating system in terms of the replacement of the central heating boiler for a modern boiler that is characterized by economically and ecologically beneficial parameters of the operation. It is particularly important in industrial re...
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This article presents an assessment of the possibility of the use and management of modern energy technologies. The paper presents opportunities for co-firing of solid biomass with coal, and pointed to the benefits of such a solution. In addition, it emphasized the importance of cogeneration and trigeneration, as modern technology that improves ene...
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The article presents the analysis of the potential of using biomass and coal co-firing in the Polish electro energetic system and shows the benefits resulting from an increase of biomass amount in electricity production in one of the largest Polish power stations. The paper discusses the most often used technologies for biomass co-firing and the po...
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The article presents some aspects of corporate social responsibility related to the activities of companies in the energy industry. The publication also presents the ISO 26000 standards, which describe guidelines for social responsibility, or responsibility for the organization of the impact of their activities on society and the environment, provi...
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The article presents the ecological and economic aspects of the use of lignite during the production of electricity. The paper presents the advantages and disadvantages of the production of electricity by burning lignite. The paper presents the characteristics of the Bełchatow Power Plant, the installation of a standard for the planned Gubin Power...
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The article presents the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which is a helpful tool for the assessment of the eco-friendly products ranging from raw material extraction through to their disposal. The paper presents a procedure to implement LCA along with a discussion of the various stages. In addition, indicated the usefulness of this method for the eval...
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The article presents the economic and ecological aspects of the use of wind power in Poland. The paper presents the benefits of the use of wind energy, and shows the influence of electricity generation based on wind installations. The article indicates the cost of building wind farms and compared the financial expenditures to be carried away to pro...
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The article presents some aspects of the use of renewable energy sources in relation to the problem of the development of entrepreneurship in rural areas. The paper presents the benefits of using renewable energy sources in the energy sector. The article further indicated the importance of promoting renewable energy sources for the development of e...
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Artykuł przedstawia analizę możliwości wykorzystania współspalania biomasy z węglem w polskim systemie elektroenergetycznym oraz wskazuje potencjalne korzyści środowiskowe, wynikające ze zwiększenia udziału biomasy podczas wytwarzania energii elektrycznej w jed-nej z największych polskich elektrowni. W pracy omówiono najczęściej wykorzystywane tech...
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W artykule przedstawiono metodę oceny cyklu życia LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) w celu określenia oddziaływania wytwarzana energii na środowisko. Ponadto wykazano przydatność tej metody do oceny sektora energetycznego. W artykule zaprezentowano także wpływ wytwarzania energii na środowisko w elektrociepłowniach zasilanych węglem kamiennym. Dokonano r...
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Artykuł przedstawia ocenę możliwości wykorzystania i zarządzania nowoczesnymi technologiami wytwarzania energii. W pracy zaprezentowano możliwości w zakresie współspalania biomasy stałej z węglem oraz wskazano na korzyści wynikające z takiego rozwiązania. Ponadto podkreślano znaczenie kogeneracji i trigeneracji, jako nowoczesnych technologii sprzyj...
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The article presents some aspects of the use of water power in comparison to other renewable energy sources. The paper presents the benefits of using renewable energy sources in the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the energy produced in hydroelectric power plants. The article further indicated the importance of using water power in relat...
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The article presents an analysis of the possibilities of using biomass co-firing with coal in the power system in Poland and indicate the potential environmental benefits resulting from an increase in the share of biomass in the production of electricity in one of the largest power plants in Poland. The article presents the most commonly used techn...
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The paper presents a method of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine the impact of the heat produced on the environment. In addition, the usefulness of this method to assess the energy sector has been shown. This paper presents the impact of heat generation on the environment in coal power plants. A detailed analysis by the method of LCA is made...
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The paper presents a method of life cycle assessment (LCA) to determine the impact of the electricity produced on the environment. To determine the environmental burdens and benefits the LCA technique is used, methodologically based on ISO 14040 series. In addition, the usefulness of this method to assess the energy sector has been shown. To evalua...
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This publication is part of a broader research on the economic and environmental aspects of Polish energy security. The article presents the Polish energy problems. It presents the conditions for energy security. The paper presents a method of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine the impact of the heat produced on the environment. In addition,...
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This article presents the main issues related to the CO2 emissions trading system and the European Union plans to reduce harmful emissions that arise during the production of energy. Discusses the impact of emission reductions on the functioning of Polish electricity industry. The article also points to the development of renewable energy sources,...
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This article presents the main issues related to the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources. Also discussed the main constraints affecting the development of electricity generation based on renewable sources. The paper also describes how we manage the profitability of electricity generation based on conventional energy sources. The...
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The paper presents the main issues related to the legislation in force in the European Union and their impact on the Polish energy policy. Describes the history of economic integration of the EU in the context of the energy conditions. The paper also points to the processes that took place before there was a formation of the current priorities of t...
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The paper presents the role of energy security for the efficient functioning of the country. Also noted the growing importance of the growing economy. The publication also noted the limitations of non-renewable resources of energy. It also identifies the priorities for energy policy, which aims to improve energy security.