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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22nd May 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


IEA: Czech Republic one of countries behind (slight) fall in nuclear production in Europe in 2016

Nuclear production fell 2.4% in Europe in 2016, led by continued German phase-out and decreases in the Czech Republic and France, International Energy Agency (IEA) reports.
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12th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Radio Praha: Brno research centre undertaking comprehensive study on impact of toxins on human health

Researchers from Brno’s Masaryk University are engaged in an extensive study mapping the effects of toxic substances in the environment on the health of the population.
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5th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Eurostat: Czech Republic has 3% of EU's CO2 emissions

The Czech Republic has 3% of the EU's CO2 emissions; -0.7% year on year increase in 2016.
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2nd May 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership: 21st century energy: Business reflections on renewables in Europe

We invited 15 companies and business organisations to share their experiences with renewable energy and the innovation within their organisations, and interviewed them on the European context in which they operate. These companies together represent a cross-sectoral group of industries. Discussions explored the decisions taken on renewables and what the business drivers had been that prompted those decisions.
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24th February 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Eurostat: Czech dependency on fossil fuel imports rises from 17% in 1990 to 46% in 2015 | Grayling on the future of Czech energy

According to recently published Eurostat data, Czech dependency on fossil fuel imports has risen to 46% since 1990. In 20 years, the Czech Republic will need around 2,000 MW in installed power capacity in order to replace its ageing lignite-fired power plants and the decommissioned nuclear blocks in Dukovany. Now is the time to agree on specific actions that will significantly impact households’ and industry’s energy bills, Grayling says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic