iDnes: Heating and transport will become more expensive, EU states approve reform of emission allowances

European Union countries on Tuesday gave final approval to another part of a package of climate standards aimed at significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. Our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová commented on this issue.

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Lidovky.cz: Heating and transport will become more expensive, EU states approve reform of emission allowances

European Union countries on Tuesday gave final approval to another part of a package of climate standards aimed at significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. Our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová commented on this issue.

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National Convention on the EU | Recommendations: Energy market review

Our Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka elaborated recommendations resulting from the roundtable discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on 31 March 2023 on the topic "Energy Market Review". Among the recommendations made for the Czech Republic are, for example, to define its energy concept well in the light of the regional context and European energy policy. Another recommendation is that the Czech Republic should continue to incentivise energy savings as a key part of its preparedness for next winter, in line with the extension of the Regulation on coordinated measures to reduce gas demand.

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National Convention on the EU | Background paper: review of the European energy market

Vít Havelka, Rebeka Hengalová, and Katarína Svitková prepared a background paper for the National Convention on the EU Round Table on the Review of the European Energy Market. How can the EC proposal for the revision of the European electricity market be assessed from the Czech Republic's perspective? How can the revision of the internal gas market rules be assessed in the context of the energy crisis? How should the EU prepare for the coming winter?

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VOXPOT: The EU, with Sweden at the helm, is heading into uncharted waters. Green Europe and migration solutions on the horizon

At the turn of the year, Sweden took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from the Czech Republic and will be responsible for leading the Union for the next six months. Although the Swedes have a reputation for being solid and liberal-minded partners, there are concerns about the great unknown because of the composition of their current government. For the first time in history, it is supported by the far-right Sweden Democrats. Our Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka wrote this article for VOXPOT.

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E15: Warm weather pushes gas price down to 65 euros. But climate activists are sounding the alarm

Our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová was mentioned by the news portal E15 in their article about the mild winter weather contributing to cheaper gas. The article also highlights the possible consequences of the current "warm winter".

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iDNES.cz: Europe has turned green during the Czech Presidency. Climate agenda accelerates

The solution to the energy problems related to the war in Ukraine and Russian gas supplies was clear to the EU. It will lie in energy savings and, above all, in clean energy sources. What will energy reform look like and what plans does the EU have? Our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová commented on the Green Deal and the impact of the Czech Presidency on this topic.

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Ekonews: Industry will continue to receive part of its emission allowances for free. New allowances for transport and buildings will fall on the people

The European Union's system for trading the emission allowances that polluters receive or buy to produce greenhouse gases will change. NGOs believe the shift will again benefit industry. Our senior researcher Katerina Davidova commented on the issue for Ekonews.

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POLICY PAPER | Soaring electricity prices and development in the EU; the electricity market design under scrutiny?

As part of the internships provided by our Brussels office to Czech researchers, Tereza Stašáková wrote a policy paper on rising electricity prices and developments in the EU. It analyses the reasons for rising prices and how EU Member States have reacted to the situation. And whether the solution is to restructure the electricity market.

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EU MONITOR | The future shift of energy policies in the European Union

In her EU Monitor, Zsanett Gréta Papp discusses the current energy situation in the EU Member States. Where to look for a replacement for gas from Russia? And how will this decision affect the EU's green policy agenda?

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