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Slovakia is lagging behind meeting commitment contributions to mitigate negative climate change or saving energy

Bratislava, 31 July 2020 - Although the European Union has common goals for climate and energy policy, the individual states can take various measures to meet them. The joint audit by the Czech and Slovak audit offices covering the period 2015-2018 showed that both countries have reserves in fulfilling their obligations. Slovakia has so far failed to achieve a 14 percent share of renewable energy sources (RES) in total energy consumption. The Czech Republic is not meeting either the key goal in ??transport: to increase the share of RES to ten percent. While our country has been more supportive of electromobility in alternative propulsion in transport, our neighbours have focused on compressed natural gas (CNG). That is why they drive almost a hundred times more cars with this propulsion. Slovakia is again better in the number of new electric cars, which make up more than two percent of newly registered cars, while in the Czech Republic it is only 1.15%.

The full text of the press release about this audit in Slovak language is available here. Use the Google icon in the top bar for automatic translation into the desired language.

Full report on the coordinated audit in English is available here: (pdf, 2,67 MB)