EU Approves State Aid to Bolster Czech Sustainability Scheme

May 23, 2023

On April 21, 2023 the European Commission approved a €401 million scheme proposed by the Czech Republic to promote green district heating from renewable energy and waste heat. The scheme represents another environmentally focused initiative recently approved by the EC under EU State Aid rules, and will contribute to the implementation of the Czech Republic’s National Energy and Climate Plan (the NEC Plan). The Czech Republic has described the new infrastructure as crucial to achieving its target to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. Scheduled to run until December 31, 2025, the scheme will promote the decarbonization of heat generation units that are connected to district heating systems.

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