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Electric buses Planned to Replace Diesel Ones

Aug 15, 2020

The government would replace half of the existing bus fleet with electric ones. This will also play a role in making Hungary climate-neutral by 2050. The Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, László Palkovics is of the view that over the next ten years, half of the city bus fleet can be replaced with low-carbon […]

Used Cooking Oil Collected at MOL Stations

Aug 10, 2020

On the occasion of International Biodiesel Day, the Hungarian Oil and Gas company MOL once again draws attention to environmental awareness and the environmentally friendly disposal of used cooking oil. The company launched its used cooking oil collection program in 2011, which has collected more than 1,900 tons of used cooking oil in recent years, […]

Environmental Packaging at Interspar

Aug 9, 2020

The product range of Interspar hypermarkets has been expanded with environmentally friendly sandwich packers and food containers. The company aims to help households reduce plastic waste. The new features in Interspar hypermarkets include the BPA-free, vegan, machine-washable Snack'n'Go food bag and the Boc'n'Roll washable sandwich wrapper. The company said in a statement that both could […]

Central Bank to Support Green Finances

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 4, 2020

By implementing its Green Program, the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) wishes to contribute to reducing risks related to climate change and other environmental issues and to raising the volume of green market financing in Hungary. Following the measures already taken in the banking sector, the Bank says it will start introducing green finances in […]

PET CUP start in Záhony

PET Cup to Clean the Tisza River

Aug 3, 2020

The field of the 8th PET Cup started out on Monday. The crew of the boats made of recycled materials participating in the competition are expected to free the section of the Tisza between Záhony and Tokaj from several tons of river waste in the next week. Attila Dávid Molnár, the president of the Termé […]

National Bank Continues to Support 'Green' Mortgages

Jul 20, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) extended its Green Preferential Capital Requirement Program that does not only recognize discounts for interest rates but also for fees in the future, which provides incentives to introduce additional mortgage loans for energy efficiency purposes. The program is extended by one year, until the end of 2024. An MNB […]

Greenpeace installation in Siófok

Greenpeace Installation for Plastic Recycling

Jul 18, 2020

Activists have placed a fish-shaped installation of Greenpeace Hungary on the Great Beach of Siófok to encourage the recycling of plastic waste. The 'Big Fish' is an empty statue made of metal mesh into which anyone can throw empty plastic bottles and glasses, thus breaking up the fish with recyclable plastic waste. Through the action, […]

PannErgy: Climate Considerations

Jul 16, 2020

The second quarter production report by the Hungarian geothermal energy firm PannErgy says the company pays special attention to climate change issues with its renewable energy projects. Hungary has set the objective of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, while the rate of renewable energy in gross […]

Mini Ports Built from Plastic Waste from the River

Jul 7, 2020

Specialists and volunteers collected plastic waste and created mini pontoons from it along the River Tisza in eastern Hungary. The villages and sights of the Tisza are separated from the water by dams and dense floodplain forests, there is hardly a mooring place, there is rarely an information board, so there was a need for […]

‘Race to Zero Carbon’

Jul 2, 2020

Leading domestic companies from several industries demonstrated their good examples and commitments, thereby encouraging domestic companies to make similar ambitious commitments towards a carbon-neutral economy at the online ‘Race to Zero Carbon’ event held this Thursday. The purpose of the event, organized by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the British Embassy, […]

Logistics Center Cooled and Powered by Solar Panels

Jun 13, 2020

More than 2,250 solar panels of 270 watts each have been installed on the 6,500-square-meter roof of the logistics center in Cegléd of Gépész Holding that sells building engineering products. The new system produces the annual electricity demand of 160-170 detached houses – a smaller village if you like. In 2017, the building services company […]

Horses grazing at the Hortobágy National Park

European Day of (National) Parks

May 24, 2020

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the first National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909. Held on May 24, […]

Sunset at Lake Balaton at Balatonfüred, on the northern shore of the lake

Good Water Quality in Lake Balaton

May 13, 2020

Although, it is not advised to visit the area en masse during the pandemic, experts have found that so far, there is nothing unusual concerning the water of Lake Balaton: it is of good quality as in previous years, and the number of algae is relatively low. Gergely Boros, senior researcher at the Balaton Limnology […]

Swiss Firm to Produce Solar Panels in Hungary

Apr 28, 2020

Flisom, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar cells, located near Zurich, Switzerland, has chosen Kecskemét, southeast of Budapest for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. The Swiss technology company is going to produce ultra-thin, light and flexible solar cells using the most modern technology available. The 50 MW […]

Budapest Airport Continues To Be Carbon Neutral

Jan 24, 2020

Budapest Airport has been awarded ACI’s neutral airport carbon accreditation for the third year running, and thus remains a member of the elite club of airports which fully offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated in the course of their operation, in a sustainable manner. Budapest Airport is the only airport in the Central and Eastern […]

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