Poland plans to speed up move to clean and nuclear energy

first_imgWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government has adopted a plan to speed up the coal-reliant nation’s transformation to clean and nuclear energy. The Cabinet passed a resolution Tuesday that calls for Poland to obtain 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, compared to some 13% now. The plan foresees an increase in wind energy, especially from farms on the Baltic Sea, and the opening of Poland’s first nuclear power plant in 2033. The move toward a zero-emissions energy policy is expected to produce some 300,000 jobs, according to the resolution released by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s office.last_img

Premier League facing at least £750million bill if season is not completed

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arteta’s diagnosis shifted the Premier League’s attitude towards the coronavirus outbreak (Getty)It was decided that the competition – as well as the Football League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship – would be put on hold until Friday April 3 at the earliest, with England’s upcoming friendlies also cancelled.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveHowever, that date looks increasingly optimistic, with the government set to do a U-turn on their earlier advice and now ban large public gatherings including concerts and sports matches starting from next weekend.It has been suggested that the season could be finished off in the summer – replacing Euro 2020, which is set to be pushed back a year when UEFA meet on Tuesday – or voided entirely, though Liverpool could still be crowned champions.The desire to play out the remaining games – most clubs havenine games left, though four teams have 10 matches left to play – becomes clearwhen the numbers involved are revealed.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsAccording to The Times, the Premier League could have to fork out in excess of £750million should they fail to deliver on the full 38-game season, with a cancellation of the season breaching their many broadcasting deals.A source told the newspaper: ‘The commercial reality for the Premier League and UEFA is that if they don’t complete their seasons then they are in breach of their broadcasting contracts. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 14 Mar 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link832Shares FA chairman Greg Clarke does not believe the season can be completed (Picture: Getty)‘You would have broadcasters from all around the worldsaying, “In that case we are not paying for the season.”‘For the Premier League you are talking around £3billionincome a year from overseas and domestic TV rights. There would also befinancial implications if the competitions were squeezed, so fewer matches wereplayed.’The Times also report that FA chairman Greg Clarke, who waspresent at the meeting of the 20 Premier League clubs on Friday, made it clear hedid not believe it would be feasible for the season to be completed.MORE: Marcelo Bielsa refuses to give Leeds players time off amid coronavirus pandemicMORE: World Health Organisation questions UK’s ‘herd immunity’ approach to coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus, triggering a shutdown (Picture: Reuters)The Premier League is facing a mammoth bill if the seasoncannot be completed after the decision was made for all professional footballin England to be suspended until at least April due to the coronavirusoutbreak.As recently as Thursday evening, the Premier League wereprepared to go ahead as planned with this weekend’s action as per government guidelines,but the situation changed when Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta tested positivefor Covid-19.Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also returned a positiveresult, with seven clubs affected by coronavirus in some capacity before thePremier League called an emergency meeting on Friday morning. Advertisement Premier League facing at least £750million bill if season is not completedlast_img read more