European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), funkcjonujące w ramach King’s College London, opublikowało w swoim newsletterze tekst Macieja Hacagi pt. „Poland’s lock-in. How geography shapes its energy choices.”
Geography is a major factor shaping the ways Polish citizens think about security policies, including energy security policy. It operates on two levels. Firstly, geography has determined Poland’s tragic history and puts security concerns at the centre of public debates, including about energy. Secondly, Poland has been endowed with extensive coal deposits. This ensures high levels of energy independence and allows its government a somewhat autarchy-oriented energy policy. This causes tensions as a future European energy market that is based on renewables, requires coordination while coal based national markets (including the Polish one) can operate independently.