2010 analysis: main findings
The 2010 analysis showed that the Czech Republic has not yet defined either a long-term target to reduce its emissions or a strategy to develop into a low-carbon economy. However, support programmes for renewables in electricity production and buildings are in place. The agricultural and forestry sectors are also targeted. In contrast, the important industrial sector is not appropriately targeted by policies to reduce emissions and move towards a low-carbon economy.
- The Czech Republic has relatively good support systems and programmes for renewables in all sectors. However, in the electricity sector, the support is not planned and guaranteed for the long-term.
- A combined building sector support for renewable energies and energy efficiency exists.
- In general, the relevant Czech policies lack the ambition needed to really move the economy towards a low-carbon future. An overall strategy and target for the country is under development, and it could consider building on the experience gained in the UK and Ireland.
- Industry policies are rather weak. Voluntary agreements have been pending for a long time, but have not yet been implemented. Good practise examples of voluntary agreements are found in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.
- The transport sector seems to be neglected in the energy and climate policies, especially freight transport. The sector strategy that is under development should further enhance policies to promote vehicle efficiency, the support for electric vehicles using renewables and a modal shift.