Polish Navy Commander in reserve Jarosław Keplin, who is also an independent adviser to Szczecin-based military-civilian think-tank Nobilis Media, tells Recharge that security of supply aspects are among the reasons the Eastern European country is betting on offshore wind, although the issue may not be as urgent as in neighbouring Lithuania.

Could wind farms in the Baltic Sea diminish the Poland’s dependency on energy imports from Russia? Lithuania, for example, has stated that it sees renewables in general, and offshore wind in particular, as a means of becoming independent of Russian energy sources.