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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.064

INFLUENCE OF THE COAL MARKET AND ENERGY POLICY IN POLAND AND THE EU FOR THE REAL VOLUME OF COAL SALES AND THE LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT IN MINING COMPANIES

Katarzyna Tobor-Osadnik, M. Wyganowska, A. Manowska
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-10-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 53, 511-520 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.064

ABSTRACT

Poland, as a country with its own energy resources, has one of the lowest energy dependency rates in the EU - 25.8% (Eurostat, 2015). The deposits of black and brown coal ensure this situation. Therefore, in the present situation, it is so important to develop effective methods of forecasting the production of these resources on the basis of internal and external factors of this sector. This paper presents the importance of black coal for the energy security of Poland and the EU. Then, what the paper describes are two elements of rationalisation of production efficiency of mining companies – human resources capital and the volume of black coal sales. The aim of the applied forecasting methods was to determine the future number of employees working underground in Polish mining companies on the basis of the proposed forecasting methods of the sales of black coal. On the basis of presented research, the Authors wished to draw attention to the search for restructuring solutions in Polish coal mining companies in areas different to human capital.

Keywords: coal mining in Poland, coal market, competitiveness, mining restructuring, energy sources