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.

Spotlight issue

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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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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic