Step up ambition
To contribute to the European climate and energy targets, the Czech Republic must step up its ambition and at least double its current installed renewable energy capacity until 2030. Unfortunately, the consultation process on the revised draft fof the NECP started very late and will, therefore, not allow meaningful public participation.
The Czech Republic – climate action progress in figures
Check Czechia’s implementation of its National Energy and Climate Plan
The Czech draft NECP update does not show sufficient ambition in many respects, especially when it comes to energy savings and the development of renewables. Even more alarmingly, there is a lack of credible and sufficient measures that would enable Czechia to fulfil its climate targets. Compared to the previous NECP, the current one is based on expert modelling and includes several WAM scenarios.
On the other hand, the sectoral targets are often too unambitious and don’t always follow the potential as outlined in the expert modelling. More political will is needed to make the final NECP update a useful document that will unlock the potential of green transition in Czechia.
The Czech Republic is now revising its National Energy and Climate Plan and has a unique chance to set out towards a healthier and more resilient future. To achieve a successful transformation of the Czech energy sector, this plan needs to be ambitious and reflect today’s challenges. And now, we can have our say in it.