In an effort to help avert the European “energy crisis,” Poland will not only delay its plans to close existing coal mines, it will also expand production and even open new facilities. In an interview with TV Republika, Poland’s Climate Minister Anna Moskwa noted that there was growing “demand for coal even before the outbreak of the war.” As a result, “we are planning to increase production wherever possible and are also planning new mines.” Poland uses coal to generate 70% of its electricity.