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Transition to Low-carbon Energy in the EU: British Concept
Kotík, Jan ; Bič, Josef (advisor) ; Němcová, Ingeborg (referee)
This Master Thesis deals with the issue of transition to low-carbon energy in the European Union, with an example of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The topic is divided into three parts. Firstly, the energy sector in the EU is described in the context of environmental targets, institutional framework, international Paris agreement and electricity price factors. Secondly, the British concept of transition to low-carbon energy is described, following a similar line from the first chapter. Last but not least, the third section uses the data and information provided in the first two sections to create a complex picture. Compatibility of the British concept with the EU policies is discussed, furthermore the meaning of Paris agreement for the British model is described, then the consequences of the British concept on the electricity prices are shown, finally the challenges for the British energy sector are considered. The main contribution of this thesis is statistical comparison of energy in the EU and UK and finding the connection between international events (Paris agreement), regional priorities (EU), national political representation and national interest groups in terms of creating energy policy in the UK.
Priorities of Czech Council of EU Presidency: Case study
Kotík, Jan ; Zemanová, Štěpánka (advisor) ; Kuchařová, Alžběta (referee)
In the 21st century the significance of the EU energy agenda has been growing constantly. The European Union tried to overcome energy crises actively by creating European Security Strategy. The energy agenda has two major parts -- energy security and climate protection. The 2009 Czech EU presidency chose as one of its priorities energy policy. In particular, it promoted support of nuclear energy, deepening of the European neighbourhood policy by creating its own project Eastern Partnership and developed a discussion about Southern Corridor and its main project gas pipeline Nabucco. The aim of this thesis is to show, whether the Czech presidency was pursuing its own national interests by promoting energy policy, or the interests of the whole Union. The structure of this thesis consists of three parts. In the first one, the Council of European Union is described, as well as its functions, possibilities of agenda setting and its evaluation. In the second part, the European energy policy is specified together with the influencing factors for choosing energy policy as one of the Czech priorities. In the last chapter, functions of the Czech presidency are examined and the presidency is evaluated according to criteria mentioned in the first chapter.

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