Energy Management Act - Amended

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In 2006, the Czech government amended the Energy Management Act/Energy Economy Act (Act on Energy Management of the Czech Republic No. 406/2000), Chapters III and IV of which pertain to energy efficiency. The Energy Management Act aims to increase energy efficiency during distribution and transfer, energy consumption and gas storage together with related activity. Law prescribes obligations of individual and legal entities during handling energy, i.e. performing energy audits, obeying rules for creation of State Energy Conception, town planning energy schemes and National Programme for Economical Energy Management and Use of Renewable and Secondary Energy Sources. The Act also prescribes obligations during generation of heat and cool, inacts labelling of power appliances and obligations for builders and building owners aimed at energy conservation. In April 2007, the Czech Government approved the latest amendment of the Act on Energy Management with implemented Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using appliances and amending Council Directive 92/42/EEC and Directives 96/57/EC and 2000/55/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. In 2010, new measures are to be introduced as part of the Act. This involves changes to the energy auditors certification system, and amendment related to regulatory developments at the EU level: The extension of the ecodesign directive to energy-using products (such as windows, doors), and the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

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