Hungary shares plans to tackle climate change

20 May 2019

emissionsHungary’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), published by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, revealed that the country is planning to decrease its greenhouse gases’ gross emissions by a minimum of 52% from 1990 levels by the year of 2050.

As Hungarian news agency MTI reports, in that same timeframe, the plan also aims to reduce emissions by 85%, while also aiming to increase the share of renewable energy resources within gross final energy consumption to 20% by 2030.

The plan has forecast that the capacity to produce electricity through renewable resources will reach more than 4,600 MW by 2030, which includes over 4,000 MW of solar park capacity. Output created through renewable resources is projected to grow to more than 6,500 GWh by 2030, with solar parks making up more than 70% of this figure.

Electricity generated through renewable resources is set to reach 12.8% when seen as a percentage of gross final electricity consumption, while the target for renewable resources driving transport is set at 8.1% for 2030.

It is forecast that district heating volume will drop by 8% between 2015 and 2030, although district heating generated through renewable resources and waste is set to reach 28% by the end of the 2030. If more measures are put in place, the share of renewable and waste-based resources could increase to 60%.

The plan is also aiming for a 14% increase in final energy consumption between 2015 and 2030, while a growth in the shares of electricity and oil products in Hungary’s energy mix is also forecast.

The plan highlights the importance of nuclear energy, renewable energy and interconnectors, while also placing great importance to the diversification of Hungary’s gas supplies.