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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16th June 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Can a low-carbon recovery agenda create jobs and help the economy?

In short, yes. One study showed that government spending on renewables creates 50 more jobs per $10 million invested than spending on fossil fuels.
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14th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Dentons launches 2020 edition of its ‘Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe’ guide

As we start a new decade, the forces shaping the European renewables sector are familiar enough, but the longer-term future in each market is becoming harder to predict. State action—for example, in the form of renewables support auctions—remains key. However, the tasks facing governments and regulators are multiplying and becoming more complex, particularly as decarbonization becomes as much a matter of industrial policy as of energy market regulation.
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27th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Can tomorrow’s offices combine modular construction with timber?

Greater use of modular engineered timber methods in office developments could speed up construction and bring sustainability benefits.
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21st January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Rethinking the road to the circular economy

Out with the old throwaway society, in with the new circular economy. Policymakers, academics and businesses agree, a new model is needed to tackle some of the world's major environmental challenges. But transitioning to this new model is itself fraught with challenges. In this report, we look at what they are and what could help to overcome them.
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16th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Coca-Cola will be delivering its products by hybrid cars in Prague

Starting last December, a total of 10 new Mitsubishi hybrid trucks began distributing Coca-Cola beverages around the wider center of Prague. Greener alternative of transport will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 23%. Due to the lack of drivers in the market, the company also decided to create its own team of 12 drivers instead of hiring external carriers.  
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