11 Jun '12, 11am

Czech Solar Energy Industry Must Struggle with Retroactive Change in Support

Czech Solar Energy Industry Must Struggle with Retroactive Change in Support

It seems that this intervention may make investing in clean technology an unstable affair. The Czech energy sector is dependent on fossil fuels and coal. Together these two sources produce almost 90 percent of electricity in the Czech Republic. Modern, renewable energy must fight for its place in the sun against the disinterest of politicians. For example, President Klaus vetoed a bill supporting renewable energy, which was then overridden by vote of the Chamber of Deputies. Prime Minister Nečas has been drumming up support for nuclear energy in the EU. The head of the Energy Regulatory Office has called for a stop to funding all renewable energy sources to go into effect in 2014; she has done so even though she lacks legal authority to make such a decision.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/06/11/czech-solar-energy-in...

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