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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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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30th January 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Eurostat: Czech Republic among countries with lowest amounts of waste generated in 2015

With less than 300 kg per person, Romania (based on 2014 data) and Poland had the lowest amounts of waste generated in 2015, followed by the Czech Republic and Slovakia (both just over 300 kg per person), recently published Eurostat data show. 
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12th January 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Radio Praha: Sustainable living projects seek to boost Czech awareness and expertise

A new project called Český Ostrovní dům or Czech Island House seeks to raise awareness of self-sustainable living in the Czech Republic.
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9th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


OECD: As share of GDP, Czech Rep has 9th highest environmentally related tax revenue

As a share of GDP, the Czech Republic has the 9th highest environmentally related tax revenue among 34 OECD and 5 partner economies. In 2014, environmentally related tax revenues were at 2.49% of GDP, compared to 2.0% on average among the 39 countries, OECD data say.
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9th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


EC: Danube Region Strategy: Success Stories

The European Commission published the Danube Region Strategy: Success Stories, a collection of successful projects, reflecting the achievements of the Strategy during its first 5 years of implementation. The Czech Republic is part of the DREAM project, a unique research channel built at the Danube River.
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