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Polish Power Gets Cleaner as Cheaper Nordic Flows Cut Coal Burn

Poland used less coal for power generation last year as imports of cheaper electricity from Sweden replaced output from the most polluting plants.

Output from coal plants dropped by 5.1 percent from 2013 and production from lignite-fed stations fell 4.8 percent as the country become a net electricity importer for the first time since at least 2005, according to data on grid manager PSE SA’s website. Imports via an undersea cable from Sweden tripled.