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Regional vision on "Challenges and opportunities for Ukraine gas market integration - How can the neighbours contribute"policy briefPublished: 25 of June, 2018

The Central and South East European Energy Policy Forum (CSEEPF), organized by the REKK Foundation, addresses a sensitive and timely energy policy topic every year. This year the topic was the future of the Ukrainian gas market and gas transit via ...

What to do about the Croatian LNG?policy briefPublished: 4 of May, 2018

Although the preparation work for the commissioning of the LNG terminal by the island of Krk has been ongoing for more than decade, during the course of which there have been several modifications, the prospect of the project’s realisation is ...

What caused the 2018 March price spike on TTF?New REKK Policy Brief has been published. - policy briefPublished: 24 of April, 2018

In late February, an extreme phenomenon occurred on TTF, the most liquid European natural gas exchange: daily settlement price was peaking over 70 €/MWh, with hourly results as high as 150 €/MWh.The hike was unprecedented: most extreme weather, the 2012 ...

How will LNG supply to Europe shape the European wholesale gas prices and flows by 2025?policy briefPublished: 16 of October, 2017

REKK has carried out a modelling based analysis to assess how different future scenarios of the global gas market supply and demand patterns can affect the wholesale gas price levels and infrastructure utilization in Europe by 2025. The analysis was part ...

REKK Comment on the new Hungarian renewable electricity support schemepolicy briefPublished: 14 of August, 2017

The European Commission has approved the new Hungarian renewable electricity support system (METÁR) in the middle of June, 2017. Accordingly, the Hungarian Ministry of National Development published the proposed new legislation for public ...

Revised renewable statisticpolicy briefPublished: 30 of March, 2017

The deviation between the Hungarian statistical figures of forest biomass supply and consumption – the difference valued roughly at 70 bn HUF – is known for a long time. The recalculation of firewood volume used by households, now based on consumption ...

Regulatory obstacles of the use of subsurface water resourcespolicy briefPublished: 20 of December, 2016

The better use of thermal reserves raises the question of the regulation of scarce natural resources. First, the heat current of subterranean water bodies is limited, second, the amount of water is scarce. The water may be used to transfer heat (energy) ...

Possibilities of integrating intermittent renewable power generation in Hungarypolicy briefPublished: 5 of December, 2016

The policy brief assesses the possibilities and the regulatory costs of integrating several thousand MWs of intermittent renewable power generating capacities to the Hungarian grid.

Was it worth building the SK-HU gas natural interconnector?policy briefPublished: 25 of October, 2016

The 2011 Hungarian energy strategy considered the SK-HU gas interconnector as a priority infrastructure project. The interconnector was expected to serve three main objectives: improve Hungary’s gas market integration with Western Europe, improve ...

From where does it blow?Concerning the regulation of wind turbines - policy briefPublished: 20 of September, 2016

A strict regulation has been put into force regarding wind power commissioning in Hungary. The technical and safety regulation of electricity installations set the maximum capacity and size of turbines, as well as highest noise level emitted by wind ...