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Energy Policy

Hungary’s new energy strategy, the National Energy Strategy to 2030, published in 2012, was a major step in formulating a long-term vision for government policy in the sector. The main objective of the strategy was to ensure a sustainable and secure energy sector while supporting the competitiveness of the economy.

Hungary's energy policy and strategy aim to ensure a secure, affordable, and sustainable energy supply for the country. The key goals of the policy include reducing dependence on imported energy, increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix, improving energy efficiency, and promoting innovation and competitiveness in the energy sector.

To achieve these goals, Hungary has developed a range of policies and measures, including:

  1. Promoting the use of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy, through support mechanisms such as auctions and tenders.

  2. Improving energy efficiency in buildings, industry, and transport through energy audits, labeling, and standards.

  3. Developing a competitive and integrated energy market in the Central and Eastern European region to improve energy security and reduce dependence on imported energy.

  4. Encouraging the use of alternative fuels in transport, such as biofuels and electric vehicles.

  5. Investing in research and development to support innovation in the energy sector, including the development of new technologies and business models.

Overall, Hungary's energy policy and strategy aim to promote a transition to a low-carbon and sustainable energy system while ensuring the security and affordability of energy supply for Hungarian citizens and businesses.

Last update: 07 2023