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

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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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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2nd October 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Eurostat: EU circularity rate: Czechia below average with 7.6%

According to Eurostat, in 2016, the circularity rate of the European Union (EU) was 11.7%. This means that 11.7% of material resources used in the EU came from recycled products and recovered materials, thus saving primary raw materials from being extracted. Compared with 2004, this share increased by 3.4 percentage points from 8.3%. This is primarily because the EU consumes less raw materials — such as construction materials and fossil fuels, while the amount of recycling only increases slightly.
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17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

ExxonMobil's 2019 Outlook for Energy

The 2019 Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s latest view of energy demand and supply through 2040. For many years the Outlook has helped inform ExxonMobil’s long-term business strategies, investment plans and research programs.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic