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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27th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Can tomorrow’s offices combine modular construction with timber?

Greater use of modular engineered timber methods in office developments could speed up construction and bring sustainability benefits.
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21st January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Rethinking the road to the circular economy

Out with the old throwaway society, in with the new circular economy. Policymakers, academics and businesses agree, a new model is needed to tackle some of the world's major environmental challenges. But transitioning to this new model is itself fraught with challenges. In this report, we look at what they are and what could help to overcome them.
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16th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Coca-Cola will be delivering its products by hybrid cars in Prague

Starting last December, a total of 10 new Mitsubishi hybrid trucks began distributing Coca-Cola beverages around the wider center of Prague. Greener alternative of transport will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 23%. Due to the lack of drivers in the market, the company also decided to create its own team of 12 drivers instead of hiring external carriers.  
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14th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


EY: Renewable power is only part of the solution to meet net-zero targets

The electrification of transport and heat, hydrogen power and smart grid infrastructure are all essential investment areas Matching capital with capacity requires new investment models China retains top position on renewables index despite slowdown To meet net-zero targets, investment is needed not just in renewable generation, but also in the electrification of transport and heat, hydrogen power and smart grid infrastructure, according to the 54th EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).
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25th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


IEA: Energy Efficiency 2019: Global energy efficiency improvements are slowing

Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing – a trend that has major implications for consumers, businesses and the environment. IEA's Energy Efficiency 2019 examines in detail the reasons for this recent deceleration in efficiency progress and also includes a special focus on the ways in which digitalisation is transforming energy efficiency and increasing its value.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic