NATIONAL SUPPORTING PARTNER OF THE CAMPAIGN


A kampányról:
Az Újítsuk fel Európát kampány (Renovate Europe Campaign, REC) a Vállalkozások Európai Szövetsége az Épületek Energiahatékonyságáért (European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, EuroACE) kezdeményezése. Célja, hogy 2050-re elérje a meglévő európai épületek energiaigényének a 2005-ös szinthez képest 80%-kal való csökkentését. A REC EU-szerte nagyszabású felújítási stratégiák kidolgozására ösztönzi az érdekelteket annak érdekében, hogy az épületek éves felújítási arányát az EU-ban 2020-ra megháromszorozzák 1%-ról 3%-ra, és biztosítsák, hogy minden felújítás mély- vagy szakaszos mélyfelújítás legyen.

THE SITUATION IN HUNGARY


Opportunities

The 2014-2020 Operational Programmes are fundamental for the country’s economic policy, since most investments involve EU funding. The current proposed programmes all mention energy efficiency, and the government has repeatedly indicated its willingness to provide funding for residential energy efficiency investments. In Dec 2013, the government announced that it will start a programme for renovating 400 000 housing estate block flats until 2020. The programme will be 1/3 funded from the Environment and Energy Operational programme, to the amount of 28 Mrd HUF /year

Challenges

The government has a weak track record on providing effective innovative financing instruments for the public, and there is a danger that the issue will not get sufficient attention, in a climate of decidedly non-evidence based policy making.
The government’s key policy at present is the cutting of energy prices (the cut is currently -30%). This is done by administrative fiat, and regardless of the cost of power generation. These measures are naturally very popular, but they result in the drying up of investment and the reduced incentives for residential energy efficiency investments.
The government largely elminated the dialogue with its civil society partners, and as a result it is very difficult to influence it.

Partners

Hungary has several organisations working for energy efficiency, in particular in the building sector:

To name a few:

  • HUGBC (Hungarian Green Building Council)
  • MÉASZ (Hun. Alliance of Building Material Producers)
  • TLE (Society for the Building and Renovation of Homes)
  • MAPASZ (Hungarian Passive House Alliance)