INVITATION: Decarbonisation as a cure for energy poverty: What next for the Social Climate Fund

We would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion on "Decarbonisation as a cure for energy poverty: What next for the Social Climate Fund" on 25th October 2022, 13:30 - 15:00, online on Zoom. The event is organised by the Centre for Transport and Energy and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

Show more | Battery-powered cars will be normal in 10 years' time, prices will fall, say analysts

On the occasion of the conference E-mobility: the Opportunity for Central Eastern Europe, a podcast has been created with our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová and researcher Michal Hrubý as guests. For example, they answer the following questions: Where does Europe stand with the development of electromobility today? Where to find the money for electrification?

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CT24: Price cap on gas for electricity production may lead to gas depletion

At a joint meeting of EU ministers, possible solutions to high gas prices were discussed. Our researcher Michal Hrubý commented on the meeting for Událostí, komentáře ČT24. He warned, for example, against capping prices of gas used for electricity production, which could lead to the exhaustion of gas reserves due to low prices. On the other hand, he positively assessed the planned joint European purchases of gas, which could significantly help the Czech economy.

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E15: Michal Hrubý: Capping of gas prices in the EU could trigger a rationing system

The European Political Community Summit brought together statesmen from all over Europe. One of the key issues discussed is energy and the search for a common solution to the energy crisis. The proposals presented are aimed at influencing gas and electricity prices, but the scope and method of intervention vary from plan to plan, as our researcher Michal Hrubý points out in an article for E15. He also discusses the implications of the solutions, such as the possibility of an energy rationing system.

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ČRo: What is the energy situation in our country and in the world? How will the government strategy evolve here and in European countries? What about the world

The International Energy Agency said in its quarterly report that Europe will face unprecedented risks regarding Russian supplies and may be forced to compete with Asia for liquefied natural gas. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý discussed the European situation, including the Czech situation in this global context, with Martina Mašková.

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WNP.PL: From price freezes to temperature limits. Here's how Europe is tackling the energy crisis.

The energy crisis is forcing European governments to reduce energy consumption, but also to introduce mechanisms to protect consumers from rising heat and electricity prices. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented on the situation in the EU. "The Czech Republic and Italy are trying to diversify their gas supplies but have not yet decided on radical measures to reduce consumption. " "France has a problem with an ageing fleet of nuclear power stations and may not have enough electricity this winter. " "The French government, like the Czech Republic, has introduced a price cap on household energy bills and has decided to compensate the poorest households with a cost of between €100 and €200. "

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E15: EU ministers will be discussing the energy crisis. Gas price caps are not expected

An emergency meeting of EU ministers will be held today to discuss the dramatic rise in energy prices. The gas price cap is unlikely to happen, but other proposals are expected to be approved. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented on the situation.

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Kam pak?: The EU throws money at us and we don't use it, says an expert on climate and energy

Energy and climate crisis, rising electricity prices. Is the European Union taking sufficient and correct steps in this energy situation? In podcast Kam pak? our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová commented on the current situation and the future. In the podcast, they discussed the current rising energy prices, the green transformation and different approaches to sustainability.

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Reflex: At home in a sweater and fleece jacket? A common thing in Spain or Portugal

In an article for Reflex, Michal Hrubý, our researcher and energy expert, commented on the so-called Iberian Way, which is being followed by Portugal and Spain in the field of energy. By capping gas prices, both countries have managed to achieve that - in simple terms - an extremely high gas price does not affect the price of electricity. However, there are pitfalls to this, which our expert has just commented on.

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ČRo Radiožurnál: Who is to blame for expensive energy? Germany's influence is being demonised, says analyst

At an emergency meeting of EU ministers called by the Czech Republic, ministers came up with proposals on how to tackle rising energy prices in the EU. The meeting was an important demonstration of European unity, says our senior research fellow Kateřina Davidová. At the same time, Davidová points to the overestimated and often demonised impact of Germany's nuclear exit on the energy situation.

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