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Potential financial sources to support future energy retrofit programmesAnalysis

The aim of this research was to map potential financial sources that can be mobilized to provide public financial support for building retrofit programmes in the period of 2012-2020. Greenhouse-gas (GHG) quota revenues and subsides distorting the ...

Free Hungarian CO2 allocation schemes tuned to pumped-storage plantsArticle

Power plants may acquire CO2 quotas via auction only pursuant to the new ETS Directive that comes into force in 2013. Certain new Member States may be exempted from this requirement, providing free allocation to their power plants. Our study presents the ...

The effect of introducing negative prices in HUPX on the Hungarian electricity system and security of supplyAnalysis

The market integration process demands the harmonization of rules in many fields of the electricity market. It is a question whether the introduction of negative prices to the stock exchanges is necessary or not, whether is it beneficial or not. In the ...

Analyses of the potential power plant investments in the regionAnalysis

We forecasted the expected supply and demand of the power sectors in the neighboring countries (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania). Reviews of the renewable support schemes in these countries were conducted. We identified those ...

The impact of the shutdown of German nuclear power plants on Central European pricesArticle

The nuclear energy policy of Germany has undergone a sea change, causing serious upheaval on European markets. Many studies have been written about the consequences of the phase-out, but most of them focused on German system security, and what effect the ...

Economic and environmental feasibility study of a straw-fired power plant investmentAnalysis

The research aims at conducting a feasibility study of a straw-fired power plant investment at Pécs. We analysed the competitiveness of the straw-fired power plant compared to a gas-fired power plant. We also investigated the impact of the investment on ...

Electricity and natural gas markets in CroatiaAnalysis

In the study, we describe and analyze the demand characteristics, production structure and infrastructural features of Croatia’s electricity and natural gas sectors. We provide a detailed account of the status of the market liberalization process, the ...

The expected effects of the crisis tax on the power sectorArticle

The two most important, most widely quoted consequences of the sector specific, revenue based taxes are their impact on investments and the passing on of costs. In our analysis we try to both quantify the level of the tax and make a review of the likely ...

Analysis of possible options of a large energy consumer to strengthen its presence on the Hungarian energy markets and as a result, lower its procurement costsAnalysis

The report highlights the potential advantages of forming a power procurement consortium with other big energy consumers, and assesses the Hungarian electricity and gas market from this strategic point of view. Several interviews with big industrial ...

Natural gas demand forecast for Hungary until 2020Analysis

We have prepared a study describing the evolution of Hungary’s gas consumption in recent years, and projecting expected consumption until 2020. The forecast was carried out separately for the following three sectors: household and communal consumption ...