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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6th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


IEA: Digitalization and Energy 2017

Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. Stunning advances in data, analytics and connectivity are enabling a range of new digital applications such as smart appliances, shared mobility, and 3D printing.
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18th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


OECD Green Growth Indicators 2017: Productivity of use of abstracted freshwater more then tripled in the Czech Republic since 1995

In the 2017 Green Growth Indicators report, OECD uses a set of 26 indicators to measure 1. the environmental and resource productivity of the economy, 2. the natural asset base, 3. the environmental dimension of quality of life and 4. economic opportunities and policy responses,
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25th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Radio Praha: European nuclear industry ponders problems in Prague

Prague this week hosted the 12th annual meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum, an opportunity for those in government, the industry, regulators, and European authorities to get together and try to plot the future for one of the continent’s key industries and energy sources. The room for cutting construction costs and how to deal with highly radioactive nuclear waste were two of the main subjects for debate this year, Radio Praha wrote.
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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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic