Should we fear for the economic future of Europe?

We invite you to a public podcast recording focusing on the discussion of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European industrial policy and its potential consequences for the Czech economy and society. We will discuss the new technological dynamics resulting from the pandemic and explore ways in which the European Union can respond to technological competition with the USA and China.

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Policy Paper | Barriers and benefits of energy communities in the European Union

Energy communities are an effective means to decentralize and renew our energy systems with sustainable solutions as they are usually based on renewable energy. They have already started emerging in 1970´s, yet there has been a significant increase in their development only in recent years, also in terms of their introduction into the EU legislation. Especially in Western and Northern European countries the concept already enjoys vast popularity. On the other hand, in Central and Eastern European countries (further referred to as CEE) energy communities are only beginning to emerge. The policy brief (based on literature and interviews with various stakeholders ) examines the benefits energy communities may bring, and more importantly, the main obstacles remaining in their way for greater evolution in the CEE region – and especially Visegrad countries (V4). As these initiatives progress, sharing the best practices will ensure the success of the community energy in the energy transition. Writes Alžbeta Gavalcová.

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ČRo Plus | Measures to mitigate the energy crisis will continue

Enhanced solidarity, faster deployment of renewable energy and protection of EU citizens from excessive energy prices. EU energy ministers in Brussels today reached agreement on an extension of three measures adopted last year in response to Russia's war against Ukraine. Their aim is to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis. Our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová commented on the topic for ČRo Plus.

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Policy Paper | Overcoming barriers to unlock potential for a Just Transition in Czechia

The energy transition focuses on the swift and full decarbonization of our economies by moving away from fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil towards carbon-free and preferably renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, bioenergy and hydropower. The global community agreed to limiting the global average temperature to 1.5C to prevent worsening of potentially irreversible effects of climate change. Writes Jonathan Lyons.

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Op-Ed | Subsidised fossil fuels are a major obstacle to solving the climate crisis. The Czech Republic and the world must confront it

One of the biggest obstacles to solving the climate crisis is fossil fuel subsidies. However, they have not received much attention in the Czech Republic. An Op-Ed on this topic was written by our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová.

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ČRo Plus | Party candidates for the European elections, end of subsidies for the renewable component of electricity prices

The deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, Viktor Daněk, appeared on the ČRo Plus broadcast today and selected interesting topics from the current editions of the morning press.

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EURACTIV: Three reasons why the Czech Republic should accelerate the transition to photovoltaics

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar energy is the cheapest source of electricity in the world, but the Czech Republic still lags far behind the European average. What are its advantages, and how to speed up its implementation in the Czech Republic as quickly as possible? These are the topics discussed by Jonathan Lyons and Kristína Kráľovská, research associates at EUROPEUM Institute, in collaboration with editor Kateřina Horáková in a new article on EURACTIV.cz.

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ČRo Plus: European Union increases commitment to renewable energy growth

The European Union is planning to increase its commitment to growing the share of renewables in the energy mix. Together, the Union now wants to reach 42.5 percent of renewable energy. How are individual member states approaching the challenge? EUROPEUM Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová analysed this topic for Czech Radio.

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REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

In the last debate of the second series of EU-Pacific Talks, organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the guests focused on electric and fuel cell vehicles, which are envisaged as a way to decarbonise road transport. Read what our guests discussed in this report by Petra Pospíšilová.

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REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

V poslední debatě druhé série rozhovorů EU-Pacific Talks, pořádané Institutem pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM, se hosté zaměřili na elektrická vozidla a vozidla s palivovými články, která se předpokládají jako způsob dekarbonizace silniční dopravy. Přečtěte si o čem naši hosté debatovali v reportu, který napsala Petra Pospíšilová.

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