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Study on the wind power potential in Hungary

Within Europe as well as globally wind and solar energy are acknowledged as the key renewable energy sources for supplying our future demand for energy, done with proven and cost-effective conversion technologies that serve for the provision of ...

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Application of FOX for Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Forest Carbon Sink Optimization Model (FOX), developed by REKK, is a bio-economic model that integrates biological growth functions with economic decision-making to maximize profits. FOX incorporates the benefits of wood products and introduces the ...

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Russian gas phaseout in Hungary

The aim of the study is to examine how the share of natural gas in Hungary's total energy supply with a 34. 1% share (2019, Hungarian energy balance) can be mitigated in the short term (by 2023/24) and in the long term (by 2030). Reducing consumption with ...

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Evaluating the business model of battery storage investment in Hungary

In this analysis we evaluate the business model of different types of battery storage systems on the Hungarian power market. We quantify the expected revenues from the wholesale market and the ancillary services market (using EPMM) and from the balancing ...

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Assessment of the impacts of CBAM and carbon pricing on the electricity markets of the Energy Community Contracting Parties

In July 2021 the European Commission published a proposal for the so-called Fit for 55 legislative Package, including the Regulation establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The primary purpose of the regulation is to address the risk of ...

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CACTUS research project - Strengthening central and eastern european climate targets through energy sufficiency

The project investigated the possible role of energy sufficiency policies in reaching national climate goals in Hungary and Lithuania. Drawing on estimated sufficiency potentials in literature and historic consumption trends, it proposes sufficient ...

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BIOSCREEN CEE - Biomass Sustainability Criteria for Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe

The project aims to promote policy actions in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania to ensure the sustainability of biomass-based energy production. To this end, the project will start by analysing the legislative environment and strategies in the three ...

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Climate Friendly Materials Platform 2020

REKK participates in the research program of Climate Friendly Materials Platform. CFMP is a collaborative, multi‐stakeholder platform convened by Climate Strategies and brings together from a broad spectrum of European Universities and Institutes: DIW ...

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Accelerated lignite exit in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece

In light of the ambitious targets of the Paris Agreement and highly ambitious long term decarbonisation goals set by the European Green Deal, a critical question for decision-makers is how to sustain a coal and lignite phase-out that is as swift as ...

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Development of the HU-TIMES model

The main objective of the project is to elaborate a country-specific modelling system for Hungary based on the TIMES modelling system which will serve as a basis for the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) of Hungary, fulfilling EU reporting ...

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Climate Friendly Materials Platform: supporting transition in Central and Southern Europe

The REKK Foundation participated in an international research project in cooperation with the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), the WiseEuropa and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas about the transformation of energy intensive ...

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Assessment of price regulation in Hungarian district heating systems

The purpose of the study is assess the potential to increase the use of renewable energy resources (biomass and geothermal energy) and combined heat and power in district heating generation. The study focuses on 19 district heating systems representing ...

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V4 Energy Think Tank Platform

With the aim of strengthening cooperation among the think tanks of the Visegrad countries in the field of energy, as well as promoting dialogue between the academic sector and decision-makers in this area, REKK (HU) as coordinator, along with SFPA (SK) ...

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Beyond Gas Beyond 2020Energy security issues in the V4 after 2020 project

The aim of the project is to elaborate an initial assessment of a new security of supply concept and its application on the V4 region (with a possibility of extending it to neighbouring countries) in the post 2020 period. This period is selected on ...

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Infrastructure performance indicators – Methodology design and application on Hungarian infrastructure sectors

The proper functioning of the physical infrastructure sectors is essential to ensure sustainable economic growth and social welfare. The study aims to develop and apply a complex methodological framework to assess the performance and welfare effects of ...

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