Are renewables guilty for expensive electricity? - Impact of incentives for renewables on residential electricity prices in Visegrad countries

state administration / companies / energy policy / households / renewables / NGO-s / press

Since 1995, household nominal electricity prices trippled or quadrupled in the Visegrad countries. Renewables are often blamed to be the key reason for more expensive electricity, but as studies done by experts in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and in the Czech Republic show, this is not the case.

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28 Jul 2015

Our new project strengthens climate resilience of towns in Hungary

According to recent scientific research, Hungary is expected to be prone to extreme weather conditions in the future. In the summer, heat waves will be experienced more often and more strongly than before: the current 32-36 °C can rise up to even 34-42 °C. The frequency of rainy days will decrease, and sudden, heavy rainfalls are expected. The intensity of rainfalls will increase the probability of floods, as the soil will not be able to absorb the quantity of rain in such a short time...

20 Jul 2015

We drew up the Sustainable Energy Action Plan of Szarvas - The city will reduce its carbon dioxide emission by 40% until 2020

Its natural characteristics, the steps already taken and the commitment from the leaders of the city enabled Szarvas to take on a 40%-emission-reduction by 2020, which is a significant goal compared to the European trends. This means that Szarvas is now officially one of the European front-line fighters for the prevention of climate change.

1 Jul 2015

The Paks-2 NPP can not operate without State aid - A business economics analysis

In the first twenty years of operation, the project company will need yearly 330 million EUR capital injections from public money to keep the project going, and pay-off is feasible only if wholesale power prices increase high above European expectations - that is the key finding of Energiaklub’s new study. 

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The Paks-2 NPP can not operate without State aid

In the first twenty years of operation, the project company will need yearly 330 million EUR capital injections from public money to keep the project going, and pay-off is feasible only if wholesale power prices increase high above European expectations - that is the key finding of Energiaklub’s new study.

THE WORLD WITHOUT PAKS II

Energiaklub has prepared and modelled, using the ‘EnergyPLAN’ energy planning software, the energy vision that offers a reassuring and in a number of respects better solution for meeting future energy demand without Paks II. The results show that all the energy demand in Hungary can be satisfied in 2030 without Paks II, and 27% of the electricity can be produced by renewable energy plants. This can be achieved through the rationalisation of energy consumption, energy efficiency...

Sustainable Communities in Southeastern Europe

25 Feb 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Athens (Greece)

Being on halfway of our implementation, we organize a Mid- term event on 25, February 2014 in Athens.

Fuel poverty and energy savings consultation for private households - Lessons learnt around Europe

11 Feb 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

on-line

Invitation for free webinar about fuel poverty and solutions, lessons learnt of EC-LINC project.See detailes in attachement.