Senate supports government's proposal to set power price caps

The Czech Senate supports the government's proposal to set a maximum price for electricity and gas, the Czech News Agency reports. The Senate discussed the price cap proposal in its session on Tuesday and the resolution was supported by 50 of the 54 members present.

The lower house will discuss the proposal again this Friday and in the event that it is approved, the Senate will discuss it again next Tuesday.

The Senate also suggested the cabinet discuss the construction of the Stork II gas pipeline for connection to the Polish gas system and the construction of an LNG terminal in Germany, and urged it to find a faster way to install smart meters and to amend the decree on accounting for heating costs in apartment buildings so that people are more motivated to save energy.

Author: Anna Fodor