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Jun 21, 2019

Hungary is committed to environmental protection and the fight against climate change

For the Government of Hungary environmental protection and the fight against climate change are important.

For the Government of Hungary, environmental protection and the fight against climate change are important, as we all want clean water, cleaner air and a climate that sustains more liveable conditions. As it has already promised, Hungary will fulfill its commitments by 2030. Through the combined use of renewable and nuclear energy, by 2030 up to 90 percent of Hungary’s electricity production could be carbon-free.

The goal of climate neutrality (or carbon neutrality) by 2050 would, however, result in enormous costs, and would impose massive burdens on the Hungarian industry. We are unable to support the proposal for this until we know how much funding the European Union is able to make available for the modernization of industry. Household utility costs in Hungary are among the lowest in Europe, and the Government of Hungary has a responsibility to maintain these costs borne by Hungarian families at a low level.

If electricity production had to be achieved according to the proposed criteria, however, the electricity bills of Hungarian families would rise by between 30 and 40 percent.