Economic policy / Energy and Environment

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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19th April 2018 / Economic policy / Energy and Environment


AmCham CZ Future of Energy debate: Share of hybrid & electric vehicles will likely reach about 35% of the EU fleet by 2040, according to ExxonMobil‘s Outlook

There will be 9.2bn people on the planet by 2040, with expanded purchasing power, contributing to about a 25% energy demand rise and 10% growth in energy-related CO2 emissions. Growth will be concentrated in developing countries. About 5.5bn of people will reach the middle class, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, according to ExxonMobil’s 2018 Outlook for Energy. 
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2nd December 2015 / Economic policy / Energy and Environment


Euractiv.cz: Czech Government not to join Central European protest against Nord Stream 2

The Czech Government decided today that Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek will not support a joint initiative of  seven Central European states against the expansion of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline...
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30th October 2015 / Economic policy / Energy and Environment


Economic Policy: Eurostat: Czech Republic below EU average in resource productivity

Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, published data on resource productivity across the EU covering the period between 2002 and 2014. Resource productivity quantifies the relation between economic activity (GDP) and the consumption of natural resources and sheds light on how effic...
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14th September 2014 / Economic policy / Energy and Environment


Economic Policy: Czech Natural Gas Reserves

On Tuesday 9th September Minister of Industry and Commerce Jan Mládek visited natural gas reservoir in Háje near Příbram. This reservoir belongs to RWE company that owns 92 % of total natural gas storage capacity in the Czech republic. Minister was pleased to hear that the reservoir of natural gas a...
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