Huge interest in subsidies for eco-friendly stoves

The authorities have begun handing out environmental subsidies for eco-friendly pellet stoves that will reduce pollution in areas where coal burning is the main form of heating. A total of 40 million crowns is being distributed and interest among the public is huge. In central Bohemia dozens of people queued throughout the night to make sure they receive the subsidy. When the region’s Prague office on Monday opened 300 people were waiting in line to stake a claim.