Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe: July 2021 update
July 8, 2021
This briefing is the third in our series of updates on the Territorial Just Transition Plan (TJTP) preparation process in seven central and eastern European (CEE) countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Czech recovery plan a few steps away from being on the right path
April 19, 2021
Thanks to pressure from civil society, several harmful investments in highways and gas infrastructure were taken out of the Czech recovery plan, pushing it towards more of a green recovery. Still, an almost complete lack of allocations for biodiversity and several questionable climate measures set the plan back.
Czech Coal Commission likely to approve 2038 as coal phaseout date in key vote tomorrow
December 3, 2020
Prague -The Czech Coal Commission is likely to approve a risky, late coal phaseout date for the country when it meets this Friday, December 4.
Wither the money: Czechia must make better use of EU funding to meet EU climate goals
April 22, 2020
On 29 April the European Commission will unveil an updated proposal for the EU’s next long-term budget for 2021-2027, which makes it a good time to evaluate to what extent the current budget is contributing to decarbonisation efforts across Member States.
Lack of transparency hindering Czech export agency
February 15, 2017
Although not an institution that typically receives much fanfare, the export credit agency (ECA) in the Czech Republic has a poor track record worthy of more scrutiny. Its latest failure relates to a contract for the construction of a power plant in Tu
Tschechische Regierung kippt Tagebau-Erweiterungsverbot
October 20, 2015
(nov-ost.info) Die tschechische Regierung hat das Moratorium zum weiteren Ausbau des Braunkohle-Tagebaus Bílina in Nordböhmen aufgehoben. Zur Begründung des Schritts führt das Industrieminister
Czech government pushes people to edge in new coal mine expansion
October 19, 2015
Prague – In a landmark decision today, the Czech Republic reversed a quarter century-old ban that prohibited the expansion of surface mining in an area of Northern Bohemia, allowing excavation in close vicinity of homes of more than 120 000 people.
Cold shower for Czech incinerator plans – no EU funding, says European Commission
March 4, 2014
The Czech Republic’s long-standing difficulties in realising major waste incinerator schemes via EU funds investments have taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks as the European Commission has poured cold water on the country’s incineration plans, both as they apply to the 2007-2013 EU funding period and to the forthcoming 2014-2020 period now entering the final stages of negotiations.
PPPs a threat to national security, says Czech national security service BIS
November 21, 2013
The complicated nature, hidden future debts and other characteristics of public-private partnerships have led the Czech Republic’s national security service to consider them a potential threat to public interests.
“Move over Poland!” Czech parliament bids for EU ‘dirty energy’ crown, as renewables subsidies make way for fossil fuels
September 16, 2013
A new law that will redraw the Czech Republic’s approach to renewable energy is suspected to bring the development of the Czech renewables sector to a standstill and instead provide a boost for the country’s fossil fuel sector.