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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2nd October 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Eurostat: EU circularity rate: Czechia below average with 7.6%

According to Eurostat, in 2016, the circularity rate of the European Union (EU) was 11.7%. This means that 11.7% of material resources used in the EU came from recycled products and recovered materials, thus saving primary raw materials from being extracted. Compared with 2004, this share increased by 3.4 percentage points from 8.3%. This is primarily because the EU consumes less raw materials — such as construction materials and fossil fuels, while the amount of recycling only increases slightly.
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17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


ExxonMobil's 2019 Outlook for Energy

The 2019 Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s latest view of energy demand and supply through 2040. For many years the Outlook has helped inform ExxonMobil’s long-term business strategies, investment plans and research programs.
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5th April 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


WEF/Quartz: The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12.
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28th March 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Grayling CZ: A bumpy ride for the electric future

The transport sector has been on the receiving end of environmental wrath for quite some time now, having been responsible for over 25% of CO2 emissions in the EU alone. To tackle this, the sector is becoming more and more electric, Grayling's Tereza Haklová writes.
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8th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


The Washington Post/Coca-Cola Company: What if plastic never became waste?

In communities all over the world, circular recycling solutions provide a path to keeping plastic products out of our natural environments for good. Read the Coca-Cola Company story by The Washington Post.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic