oze1The latest research and publications show that Poles’ knowledge of renewable energy sources (RES) is very poor, and even, to quote Puls Biznesu, it is “dreadfully poor”.  The information on that comes from the latest research conducted by Optimal Energy, a service that enables the users to change their energy suppliers, which asked the Poles what they knew about renewable energy sources.

The analysis reveals that every third Pole cannot name any source of renewable energy. The rest of the respondents pointed to wind power plants and solar power stations as the producers of green energy. Very few of those polled named biomass or geothermal energy.  Poles’ overall state of knowledge of RES-related issues indicates that there is an information niche in this respect. To further quote Puls Biznesu: The said research reveals a very positive attitude towards RES. 95% of those polled think that more renewable energy should be acquired in Poland but that, as 80% of those polled claim in turn, the politicians’ and other influential environments’ attitude makes development of this sector difficult. It is just ignorance and lack of specific information that may be the reasons. These are among the reasons why the energy consumption per m2 in Poland is over five times higher than in Western Europe.
Facing that, the Subcarpatian Renewable Energy Cluster, together with Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. (Regional Development Agency of Rzeszów, a public company) and the European Innovation Agency will open two RES Consulting Points in Poland and Ukraine as part the Faraday Project to build long-lasting mechanics of transfrontier cooperation in the RES area. Either of the Points will offer information on systems that use renewable energy sources and will show how such systems work in practice.
The main aim of the FARADAY Project is to improve the conditions for development and use of renewable energy sources in the Polish subregion of Krosno and Przemyśl and in Ukraine’s Lviv Oblast in order to contribute to the social and economic development of the borderland.