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Replace old heating boilers, replace diesel cars, push cars out of city centers and massively promote cycling. And all this with the generous financial support of the state. Even in this way, the Ministry of the Environment imagines the fight against climate change in Slovakia. The intention provoked contradictory reactions.

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What should the mentioned subsidies look like? For example, those who have an old diesel car, they could get to buy a new vehicle called scrapping fees 2,200 eur. The state should contribute up to half to the purchase of a new bicycle of the price, up to EUR 1,000. The aid should also cover electric bicycles or so-called cargo bicycles that they use cycling couriers. The authors of the idea from the Ministry of Environment did they think that parents of young children could use them to transport theirs offspring to nurseries.

The ministry’s plans to drastically improve air quality have been written in the National Emission Reduction Program. The material passed at the end of January comment procedure. After incorporating the objections, she should know about him negotiated by the government.

Read also on scrap metal for older diesel cars.

The proposal also mentions the support of urban zones without cars, urban public transport or parking spaces for greener vehicles. The measures should come into force as early as this decade.

Slovakia is committed to updating its emission reduction targets European directive. However, with the elaboration of the national document, the ministry environmental delays. Slovakia had to submit the program to the European Commission last year in early April, the new submission deadline is February 28, 2020 – just before the elections.

The cost of reducing emissions will be calculated by 2040 Ministry of the Environment account for 1.8 percent of gross domestic product.

“The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in December 2019 presented a key document – the European Green Deal, ie a kind a roadmap leading to the goal to be achieved by the year 2050 climate neutrality, “said Norbert Kurilla, Secretary of State Ministry of the Environment. The national program is to create a basic one framework under which Slovakia has in the future to reduce emissions continue. “We have more than two years of cooperation behind us with the most important global capacities in this area – the World Bank and the Athens University of Technology, which also create models for European Union, “said Martin Haluš, director of the Institute environmental policy.

After electric cars, electric bicycles come next

In the period from 2020 to 2025, according to the ministry, a expand them by cycling routes in cities so that they are easily accessible centers. “This will facilitate the expansion of soft transport and create it conditions for the replacement of passenger car transport on a daily basis attendance, “states the draft national program.

The next step in the expansion of bicycle transport is direct purchase support. According to the Ministry of the Environment, the support will be focused on pedals bicycles – also folding bicycles, for tricycles and bicycles with assistance electric drive – “pedelec”.

Applicants will have the opportunity to obtain a direct subsidy for the purchase bicycles with auxiliary electric drive. The maximum subsidy will reach 50 percent of the purchase price of the bicycle. However, the aid may not exceed one thousand eur. It will not be possible to use the subsidy for the purchase of electric scooters and mopeds and motorcycles.

The cheapest electric bicycles currently cost around 700 euros. I the price depends on the size of the batteries and the quality of workmanship. The market there are also pieces that cost several thousand euros. Electric drive helps the cyclist to pedal. There is no electric bicycle capable of independent riding without the intervention of a cyclist, such as a scooter. The auxiliary motor will help especially on inclines.

In January, the state supported the purchase of electric cars. He set aside six for that million that have been spent in a few minutes. In 2020, it has support continue for the construction of charging stations.

Replace old heating boilers, replace diesel cars, push cars out of city centers and massively promote cycling. And all this with the generous financial support of the state. Even in this way, the Ministry of the Environment imagines the fight against climate change in Slovakia. The intention provoked contradictory reactions.

Author: True

What should the mentioned subsidies look like? For example, those who have an old diesel car, they could get to buy a new vehicle called scrapping fees 2,200 eur. The state should contribute up to half to the purchase of a new bicycle of the price, up to EUR 1,000. The aid should also cover electric bicycles or so-called cargo bicycles that they use cycling couriers. The authors of the idea from the Ministry of Environment did they think that parents of young children could use them to transport theirs offspring to nurseries.

The ministry’s plans to drastically improve air quality have been written in the National Emission Reduction Program. The material passed at the end of January comment procedure. After incorporating the objections, she should know about him negotiated by the government.

Read also on scrap metal for older diesel cars.

The proposal also mentions the support of urban zones without cars, urban public transport or parking spaces for greener vehicles. The measures should come into force as early as this decade.

Slovakia is committed to updating its emission reduction targets European directive. However, with the elaboration of the national document, the ministry environmental delays. Slovakia had to submit the program to the European Commission last year in early April, the new submission deadline is February 28, 2020 – just before the elections.

The cost of reducing emissions will be calculated by 2040 Ministry of the Environment account for 1.8 percent of gross domestic product.

“The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in December 2019 presented a key document – the European Green Deal, ie a kind a roadmap leading to the goal to be achieved by the year 2050 climate neutrality, “said Norbert Kurilla, Secretary of State Ministry of the Environment. The national program is to create a basic one framework under which Slovakia has in the future to reduce emissions continue. “We have more than two years of cooperation behind us with the most important global capacities in this area – the World Bank and the Athens University of Technology, which also create models for European Union, “said Martin Haluš, director of the Institute environmental policy.

After electric cars, electric bicycles come next

In the period from 2020 to 2025, according to the ministry, a expand them by cycling routes in cities so that they are easily accessible centers. “This will facilitate the expansion of soft transport and create it conditions for the replacement of passenger car transport on a daily basis attendance, “states the draft national program.

The next step in the expansion of bicycle transport is direct purchase support. According to the Ministry of the Environment, the support will be focused on pedals bicycles – also folding bicycles, for tricycles and bicycles with assistance electric drive – “pedelec”.

Applicants will have the opportunity to obtain a direct subsidy for the purchase bicycles with auxiliary electric drive. The maximum subsidy will reach 50 percent of the purchase price of the bicycle. However, the aid may not exceed one thousand eur. It will not be possible to use the subsidy for the purchase of electric scooters and mopeds and motorcycles.

The cheapest electric bicycles currently cost around 700 euros. I the price depends on the size of the batteries and the quality of workmanship. The market there are also pieces that cost several thousand euros. Electric drive helps the cyclist to pedal. There is no electric bicycle capable of independent riding without the intervention of a cyclist, such as a scooter. The auxiliary motor will help especially on inclines.

In January, the state supported the purchase of electric cars. He set aside six for that million that have been spent in a few minutes. In 2020, it has support continue for the construction of charging stations.