Air quality

Air Quality Now. One-hour average PM10 concentration
buzka
Aleja Krasińskiego
123 µg/m3 (godzina 21:00)
buzka
Nowa Huta
89 µg/m3 (godzina 24:00)
buzka
Kurdwanów
62 µg/m3 (godzina 23:00)

Solutions


According to analyses conducted for the needs of the Air Quality Programme for the Małopolska Voivodship, if the current and future air quality norms are to be respected in Krakow, the city has to ban all solid fuels from individual heating sources.

Pursuant to Article 96 of the Environmental Protection Law Act, such a ban was introduced by means of a resolution adopted by the Regional Parliament of the Małopolska Voivodship.

Although a solid fuel ban is an indispensable measure, other actions have to be implemented too, if the air in Krakow is to conform with legally binding norms. These include the reduction of emissions from line sources (car traffic) and industrial sources. The inflow from neighbouring municipalities also has to be curbed.

Ban on Solid Fuels

Ban on Solid Fuels

According to analyses conducted for the needs of the Air Quality Programme for the Małopolska Voivodship, if the current and future air quality norms are to be respected in Krakow, the city...

Zegarek 2013-12-04
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Transport

Transport

A very important source of air pollution in Krakow is transport, i.e. the gases emitted by various types of vehicles. Cars contribute to excessive concentrations of particulate matter and are a major source of nitrogen dioxide emissions....

Zegarek 2013-12-04
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Financing

Financing

The ban on the use of solid fuels in domestic heating systems in Krakow requires significant investment. Where can we get the money from in the indebted city? Money is out there, we need to just reach for...

Zegarek 2013-12-04
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Education

Education

Zegarek 2015-10-02
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District Heating

District Heating

Fast and broad expansion of the district heating network is the necessary condition for introducting the ban on solid fuels in Krakow. District heating system provides affordable warmth that is safe for the...

Zegarek 2013-12-04
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Why Wood is Also Dangerous?

Why Wood is Also Dangerous?

Many people understand and support the postulate to introduce in Krakow a total ban on the use of coal in individual heating systems . At the same time, the same people are often surprised, even outraged when...

Zegarek 2014-01-31
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Are There Any Other Solutions?

Are There Any Other Solutions?

Although the ban on the use of solid fuels in individual heating furnaces seems to be a radical solution, it is necessary to reduce air pollution in Krakow. And while other solutions exist, they are not possible...

Zegarek 2014-01-31
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