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Climate and nature protection plan; energy policy strategy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2020
On June 4th, 2020, the parliament  passed a resolution on "non-deferred tasks arising from climate change". This resolution approves the governmental climate and nature protection plan and related energy policy strategies. This plan and related documents aim at mitigating and adapting to climate change, upgrade the country's energy systems, enhance energy efficiency and decarbonise electricity generation.

The document sets a 92 million euro fund to be granted to small and medium companies switching to energy production from renewable sources. It sets goals of solar capacity deployment, low carbon electricity production, number of electric buses, and encourages the uptake of electric vehicles.

Documents

  • Increase the capacity of solar plants by six
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • 90 % of electricity supply to be zero carbon by 2030
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • 90% carbon free electricity by 2030.
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 50% bus fleet will be environmentally friendly in local areas of major cities by 2030
    Transport | Target year: 2030
  • Carbon Neutral by 2050
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2050
  • Ban disposable plastics by 2021
    Waste | Target year: 2021
  • 160 pieces per person per year by 2010, 80 pieces per person per year by 2016, 0 by 2021
    Waste | Target year: 2021
  • 150 thousand hectares protected natural area by 2021
    LULUCF | Target year: 2021
  • Coal phase-out by 2025
    Energy | Target year: 2025
  • 27% increase of country's forest cover by 2030
    LULUCF | Target year: 2030
  • 3000 MW by 2022 and at least 6000 MW by 2030 of solar energy generation capacity,
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Increase solar capacity by 6-fold by 2030 (from 2020)
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Increase solar capacity by 6000 MW by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • 90% carbon neutral domestic electricity generation by 2030.
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • At least 1 million smart meters will be installed in electricity grids by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • 25% households have smart meter installed by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030
  • Only electric buses will be allowed from 2022 in municipalities with a population of over 25,000.
    Transport | Target year: 2022
  • Budget 36 billion HUF over 10 years (2020-2030) for Green Bus Porgramme
    Transport | Target year: 2030
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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