Report on the use of renewable energy sources in Hungary in 2009 and 2010.
Subject headingsEnergy Policy
Environmental sustainability and responsible management of resources with limited availability are values of special importance for Hungary. This idea is represented in the highest legislation in Hungary, in the country’s new Fundamental Law adopted in 2011, which mentions the careful utilisation of natural resources. In 2011 the Parliament of Hungary adopted the National Energy Strategy which stated that energy efficiency and renewable energy sources play an important strategic role in reducing dependence on energy import. Hungary’s Renewable Energy Utilisation Action Plan adopted in 2010 (hereinafter referred to as: Action Plan) aims at achieving a share of 14.65% of renewable energy sources by 2020 compared to the total gross energy consumption. The laws adopted and measures taken on the subject by the Government and the Parliament of Hungary from the second half of 2010 aimed at causing a shift towards sustainable energy management in line with the above, thereby promoting energy efficiency and the increasing utilisation of renewable energy sources. Some of these measures already had an impact in 2010. The objectives stipulated in the Action Plan were fulfilled in due course; the 2010 final statistical factual data even exceed the objectives undertaken for 2010. Based on preliminary data the 2011 objectives set out in the Action Plan were also fulfilled. Table 1 shows the objectives of the Action Plan and the known results.
Number of pages43p.
Reporting by the Member States pursuant to Article 22 of Directive 2009/28/EC