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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9th February 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Planned hydrogen projects outnumber current projects across Europe as demand for clean energy increases

Future hydrogen projects almost double current operational projects in Europe Private investment in hydrogen projects will be vital in building back a greener economy
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3rd February 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost

The decarbonization pathways to a net-zero Europe are countless, but not all are cost optimal. We explore one pathway that could reduce the EU’s emissions 55 percent by 2030 while delivering broad economic benefits. In December 2019, the European Commission introduced an ambitious proposal to make the bloc climate-neutral by 2050. Although the proposal set specific 2030 and 2050 emission-reduction goals, it did not explain how much each sector and member state should contribute to the desired emissions reductions or what achieving those reductions would cost.
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15th January 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Pathways to decarbonize the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has reduced GHG emissions significantly after 1990 but remains the fourth largest GHG emitter per capita in the EU. This report aims at presenting a cost-effective pathway for the Czech Republic to reduce GHG emissions in line with the expected targets of the European Green Deal, including the investments needed.
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11th November 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Sustainable transformation is gaining strength: What changes will greening the economy bring?

There is probably no need to emphasise what exceptional times we live in. Society is changing at a dizzying pace and is able to adapt to pandemic conditions with unprecedented flexibility. The newly acquired capabilities resulting from rapid and complex changes are an opportunity for us to open a number of social topics that we have not been comfortable discussing thus far. Greening the economy is one of them. Part of society will naturally perceive it as a forced mantra but let us take a different look and consider it as an opportunity for improvement.
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29th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

HP Planet Partners Makes Sustainable Choices Easier

HP named the world's #1 print supply recycler, mobilizing customers and partners to maximize sustainable impact. HP is expanding its Planet Partners return and recycling program to further our ongoing commitments to driving a circular and low carbon economy, together with partners and customers.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic