|Policy Status||In force|
|Agency||•Ministry of Agriculture|
|Policy Sector||•Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Description||The Czech government began providing subsidies for the cultivation of crops for energy use under Horizontal Rural Development Plan of the Czech Republic 2004-2006. These included crops of fast-growing wood species for use in energy generation.
A programme to promote energy crops was launched in 2007, promoting the establishment and maintenance of crops for energy use with CZK 3000 per hectare. Crops must be grown specifically for energy use, and must comprise an uninterrupted polot of arable land with an area of at least 1 hectare.
In 2007, 1771 hectares of crops were sown and approximately CZK 5.3 million disbursed.
|Legal References||Government Decree No 308/2004 Coll.|Act No. 252/1007|Governmental Order No. 80 of 11 April 2007|