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Czech Republic needs an abundance of renewable energy

22 / 07 / 2022

ISFC’s Head of Industry Decarbonisation workstream, Karel Voldřichjoined Štepán Chalupa, chair of the Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources to discuss sustainable transition in industry at CNN Prima NEWS programme.

  • While the price shock is also sizable, the Ukrainian war hamstrings the supply chains for steel and ammonia production which have put a dent in Czech industrial output.
  • Czech Republic is going to need ubiquitous and abundant renewable energy to decarbonize its heavy industry sector.  Steel industry alone takes up about third of the energy need of the country.
  • Renewable energy production at scale is still some ways off and the Czech ambitions are moderate at best.  Worryingly, targets set in the Czech National Energy and Climate Plan  are far below the potential renewable capacities that could be attained.
  • The social impacts of no-change may loom large. Tens of thousand jobs in heavy industry are at risk if there is no future-proofing of the emitting industries.

To listen to the full interview ( in Czech)  click here.


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