Government approves updated long-term energy plan
The Czech government has approved an updated long-term state energy plan putting primary focus on nuclear energy and renewable sources. The news was confirmed on Monday by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in a text message to the Czech News Agency, the wire service said. The strategic document sets the direction for the energy sector for decades. In the message, the prime minister was quoted as saying that "The adopted strategy [was] another step toward low-carbon energy, with nuclear, renewable and secondary sources to be the main sources of electricity generation.” The strategy comprises of six basic scenarios of the long-term development of the Czech energy sector until 2040. The most likely development is that nuclear power will serve as the primary source, followed by natural gas and crude oil, ČTK wrote.