Experts: Electric cars must have electricity, and the EU has a problem getting this energy – Polskie Radio 24

– The assumption of switching to electric cars under the Fit for 55 program would mean that 16.5 million charging points would have to be built in Europe. Now we have 0.5 million of that, moreover concentrated in three EU countries (80 percent). But where do you get the electricity for this charging? I don’t know of anyone in the industry who could reliably prove that this electricity can be produced – he said: Mark Zuber.

He noted that today it is impossible to prove the advantage of electric cars over the most modern combustion cars. The only country where such a thesis would stand would be Norway, where 98 percent. electricity comes from hydroelectric power stations, but there is also the problem of car and battery production. Especially their removal.

– So there are moral problems, because it is known that in Africa, for example, children work to get lithium. This information is publicly available – he added: Mark Zuber.

Andrzej Kubisiak said he was skeptical about the timely and massive transition to electric cars.

– In Fit for 55, the date indicated and probably the biggest problem concerns mass transport, trucks and vans. And 1/6 of them are in Poland. This is where the changes would take place in the coming years, which would translate into delivery costs – he said: Andrzej Kubisiak

Coal trade under government control?

The guests on the broadcast also talked about the government’s idea that the State Treasuries would take over the coal trade, ending the price speculation we are now dealing with.

– We must ensure that, given the announced embargo on Russian coal, there is no outbreak of energy poverty. Many countries will therefore take action to help. It is necessary to limit as much as possible speculation that can take place in such situations, for example with the use of UOKiK – he said Andrzej Kubisiak.

He was of a similar opinion Marek Zuber† According to him, you should help people who have problems heating their homes, but energy companies are not there to trade coal.

– We have established institutions to combat abuse of the free market, led by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, and this should remain so. In addition, social assistance should be targeted at those who cannot afford it, he argued Mark Zuber.

The experts also referred to the recent 75 basis point rate hike, which they judged to be appropriate.

According to Mark Zuber there are two more walks to follow and then we have to wait for the effects.

According to Andrzej Kubisiak a particularly interesting element of Prof. Adam Glapiński, at the conference on the next rate hike, was that they will start to fall at the end of 2023, although we don’t yet know how inflation will behave in the near future.

The broadcast was hosted by Anna Grabowska, we invite you to listen to it.

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21:59 PIE economist Marek Zuber and Andrzej Kubisiak respond to Fit for 55 and an interest rate hike (“Governments of Money” Anna Grabowska PR24) PIE economist Marek Zuber and Andrzej Kubisiak respond to Fit for 55 and an interest rate hike (“Governments of Money” Anna Grabowska PR24)

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