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Last week, at his joint press conference with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne, Prime Minister Orbán spoke about Hungary’s goals on the clean energy front, repeating the commitment that we will have 90 percent of our domestic energy supply carbon-neutral by 2030, and we’re on track to get there through both nuclear and renewable energy sources.
Addressing the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, President János Áder outlined Hungary’s achievements and future goals concerning climate policy and briefed world leaders on the country’s Virtual Power Plant scheme.
The President said this requires, among other things, the decarbonization of almost 100 percent of the power generation industry, improving the energy efficiency of buildings, a higher utilization of thermal energy, phasing out coal and significantly reducing emissions in the transport sector.
The drought brought on by climate change already has severe consequences. Wheat, rape, maize, potatoes and peas have been hit by drought in Hungary since February this year, but the spectacular rise in fruit and vegetable prices is also partially due to the drought.
Süli told the Budapest Energy Summit that climate policy goals cannot be fulfilled without nuclear energy and nuclear plants are capable of providing non-stop power for both the industrial sector and consumers