The Czech authorities have set energy sovereignty as their primary goal, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said in an address to the people.
“The government of the republic aims to stabilize the situation, find a way to energy sovereignty, as well as help both families and firms cope with the growing high cost, primarily for heat sources,” he said.
According to the prime minister, measures aimed at reducing dependence on Russian gas and oil include:
- Expanding the capacity of the TAL pipeline.
- Building a Polish-Czech gas pipeline.
- Obtaining part of the capacity of an offshore LNG terminal in the Netherlands.
In addition, Fiala emphasized that filling gas storage facilities in the country for the new season is underway and that this is in the direction of achieving energy sovereignty.
The Commissioner of the Czech government for energy security, Vaclav Bartushka, also stated that the Czech authorities are ready to “burn anything” to provide the country’s residents with heat and electricity if gas supplies stop in winter.
Bartuszka also stated that transitioning to renewable energy sources will be difficult, but the future belongs to green technologies.