Country:Czech Republic
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Date Amended:

2015 (May)

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Industry and Trade
Legal References:State Energy Policy

The new State Energy Policy approved by the government in March 2004 has, as one of its highest priorities, the increased use of renewables and it sets measures to promote this aim. The State Energy Policy set targets of 15-16% contribution to TPES from renewable sources to be achieved by 2030, and 17% for the share of renewables in electricity consumption. The Policy envisions that biomass will play the most important role in the growth of renewables. It contains incentives and measures to be used for the promotion of renewables as described in the legal and policy acts above. The State Energy Policy was to be updated in 2010, in line with amendments to the Czech Republic Climate Protection Policy, so that these work together in a harmonised manner.


The main reason for the update of the State Energy Policy and its subsequent approval is a need for clearly formulated priorities and strategic objectives in the energy sector. This should give the stability to investors, citizens and state authorities in this highly turbulent and dynamic period. The Czech Republic by approval of State Energy Policy clearly acknowledged its intention to fulfil all its responsibilities in terms of common European targets and policies and to ensure the stability of investment environment in energy sector and related sectors. This should lead to sustainable energy supply for competitive market prices.

date effective: 2004 (last amended May 2015)

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