EU bank provides €150m for Czech’s green lending

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended two loans to support energy efficiency and renewable projects in the Czech Republic. It is providing separate loans to two different banks for SMEs and Mid-Cap – medium sized businesses with up to 3,000 employees – companies, including housing associations and energy services companies, in the Central European […]

US and Czech Republic’s joint nuclear centre in Prague

The US has joined forces with the Czech Republic and signed an agreement for a joint civil nuclear co-operation centre in Prague. It will facilitate joint programmes and support regional initiatives in the fields of nuclear energy and security and is part of the nations’ plans in expanding their energy collaboration. The news follows US […]

Ministers sign plans to put UK at “forefront” of European nuclear

UK ministers hosted a meeting with 11 other EU nations where they signed up to plans to collaborate on nuclear power yesterday. The Government said this means the country will stay at the “forefront” of Europe’s nuclear expansion. A key part of the agreement is access to a French nuclear reactor used for research – […]

EU states ‘splashed efficiency cash on refurbishment’

Several EU member states have been splashing the cash meant for energy efficiency on refurbishing their public buildings, claims a new EU report. While the EU has made nearly €5billion (£4bn) available for efficiency measures, the countries claiming the biggest portion of this for the 2007-13 period – the Czech Republic, Italy and Lithuania – […]

Clinton backs 11 countries adopting Iran oil cuts

Eleven countries are “significantly” cutting the oil they buy from Iran, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in a statement of support yesterday. Japan joins the UK in cutting oil from Iran, alongside EU stalwarts France, Germany and Spain, as well as the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. Secretary of […]

Westinghouse signs agreement in Czech Republic

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Czech company Vitkovice a.s. for the procurement of nuclear components should the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants planned in the Czech Republic get the go-ahead. Yves Brachet, Westinghouse’s President for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region said: “Westinghouse has a policy […]