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Renewable energy – Energy Country Profile

Renewable Energy

According to the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable source, the national target of Hungary is to reach a share of renewables in final energy consumption of 13% by 2020. Hungary raised this target to 14.65% as a consequence of the adoption of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2010-2020 (May 2011). It is intended that renewables account for 10% of transport consumption (7.7% in 2018), 10.9% of electricity consumption and 18.9% of heating consumption (18.1% in 2018) by 2020 (18.1% in 2018). 

The National Energy Strategy 2030 (published in 2012) and the second National Climate Change Strategy are the key pillars of  the Hungarian energy and climate policy. The Stategy set the target of 20% of renewables in primary energy consumption by
2030 (14% of biofuels in transport). The main objectives of the National Energy Strategy 2030 are the implementation of an energy efficiency policy, especially in the power sector and in buildings, and the restructuring of the energy supply (increased use of renewables and domestic fuel resources, maintaining existing nuclear power capacity). 

By growing solar energy (14 GW in 2030) and extending the lifespan of the Paks nuclear station, the government declared in 2022 that it hoped to reduce the nation's dependence on gas from 32% of total consumption in 2020 to 26% in 2030 and 15% in 2050.

Last update: 07 2023