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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5th April 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


WEF/Quartz: The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12.
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28th March 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Grayling CZ: A bumpy ride for the electric future

The transport sector has been on the receiving end of environmental wrath for quite some time now, having been responsible for over 25% of CO2 emissions in the EU alone. To tackle this, the sector is becoming more and more electric, Grayling's Tereza Haklová writes.
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8th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


The Washington Post/Coca-Cola Company: What if plastic never became waste?

In communities all over the world, circular recycling solutions provide a path to keeping plastic products out of our natural environments for good. Read the Coca-Cola Company story by The Washington Post.
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18th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


The use of energy in government administration buildings is ineffective

More than three quarters of government buildings in the Czech Republic are not energy effective. This represents a loss of approximately half a billion Czech crowns per year. Those are conclusions of Deloitte's study Energy Savings in Public Administration prepared by the UN Global Compact Czech Republic, a network of companies and organisations. The study focuses on social responsibility and sustainable development.
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22nd April 2018 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


Eurostat: Czech Republic's energy dependency rate was 32.8% in 2016, 6th best result in EU

In 2016, Estonia (6.8%) was the Member State least dependent on imported energy, ahead of Denmark (13.9%), Romania (22.3%), Poland (30.3%), Sweden (31.9%) and the Czech Republic (32.8%). At the opposite end of the scale, the highest energy dependence rates were registered in Malta (slightly over 100% because of the build-up of stock), Cyprus (96.2%) and Luxembourg (96.1%), followed by Italy (77.5%), Lithuania (77.4%) and Belgium (76.0%).
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic