- If passed by the parliament, the zero VAT rate will also apply for this November and December
- Unless approved also by the European Commission, waiving VAT on energy sales would contravene the European Union VAT directive
- The Ministry hopes for an exemption from VAT for energy for the whole of 2022
Among them was Bohemia Energy, the company goes bankrupt, leaving almost 1 million Czech customers without a supplier.
The Czech Republic has one of the lowest levels of power import dependence in Europe due to its large reserves of hard coal and consistent growth in annual power generation.
As the country has large reserves of hard coal, coal-fired thermal power holds a significant share in the country’s generation mix.
In 2020, renewable power generation share in total generation in the Czech Republic stood at 11.1% and it is expected to rise only marginally to 13.4% in 2030.