Competitiveness / Energy and Environment
This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.
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Sustainability is driving the emerging tech investment agenda
76% of enterprises surveyed now cite environmental, social and governance (ESG) as leading or important considerations for emerging tech investment 77% prioritize emerging tech vendors that can articulate environmental impact 5G investment growing; internet of things (IoT) strategies increasingly target growthView more
Last year was marked by a decline in the number of used cars to be found on the market
Compared to the previous year, last year was marked by a decline in the number of used cars to be found on the market. Overall, 4.6% fewer cars were offered than in 2021. The nearly new car segment saw an even greater decline, with 16% fewer cars offered year-on-year. A total of 87,512 nearly new cars were advertised in 2021, compared to only 73,482 last year. New technologies in the form of electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining an ever-larger share of the market.View more
Honeywell will be leading and coordinating two research projects for critical elements of future Hybrid Electric aircraft
"Happy to share that we just kicked off cutting-edge sustainability research projects that will play a key role in the future decarbonization of the aviation industry out of Honeywell Brno site. As part of the European Union’s Clean Aviation Programme, our teams will be leading & coordinating two research projects for critical elements of future Hybrid Electric aircraft, which together represent a public and private investment of almost €200M." Tomas Szaszi, Director, Strategy & Innovation, EMEA R&D at HoneywellView more
Could the metals shortage derail the energy transition?
Amid worldwide efforts to go green, high demand for basic and precious metals along with supply chains that have been disrupted by a pandemic and now the Russia–Ukraine crisis are causing major challenges. As disruption in energy supplies continues to reverberate throughout the world’s economies, another equally insidious, if less conspicuous, disruption is unfolding: shortages of key basic and precious metals.View more
Compensation for energy costs for large businesses: applications to be accepted from 15 November
On 2 November 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade published the first call for large businesses to apply for aid with respect to increased gas and electricity costs under the European Commission's Temporary Crisis Framework (TCF). Applications will be accepted from 15 November 2022 to 31 January 2023. CZK 30 billion is available for allocation, but the amount may further be adjusted. The call may end before this date, especially if the allocation is exhausted. Applications should therefore be prepared and submitted as soon as possible.View more