Air qualityAir Quality Now. One-hour average PM10 concentration
123 µg/m3 (godzina 21:00)
89 µg/m3 (godzina 24:00)
62 µg/m3 (godzina 23:00)
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 Krakow air .
Investments connected with connecting people to ecologically clean heating should be a priority for local authorities. This is the investment in our health and life . Unfortunately, current pace of development of the district heating network is far from satisfactory . Whole areas are deprived of the access to the district heating.
District heating company (MPEC) authorities contend the allegations, arguing that they can not develop the network when the residents don't want it. They also claim that, thanks to the ban the number of people wanting to connect to the network will increase, which will improve the profitability of the investment in the network expansion . Therefore, we call on the authorities to submit plans for the expansion of district heating in Krakow since the ban was introduced.
Although the heat from the district heating system also comes from coal (burned in CHP), it can be regarded as much less harmful to Krakow's air than burning coal in domestic heating systems. In contrast to the furnaces in households power plants are equipped with filters What is more, it is much easier to control one emitter than 30 000 home furnaces .