In Debrecen, the free LED replacement programme has been a great success and Debrecen is now recognised as a green champion. The award was received by Deputy Mayor Ákos Balázs on Tuesday the 28th of  May 2024 at CYEB Green Energy conference in Budakalász.

For the second time this April, energy-saving light bulbs were distributed to the people of Debrecen as part of the free LED replacement programme. In total, around 100,000 light sources found their way into almost 10,000 households.

The initiative is in line with the measures of the city’s environmental programme, the Green Codex.

“The knowledge that we have accumulated from the staff of the University of Debrecen, from the members of the Green Working Group, we have incorporated it into the Green Codex of which we are very proud, and of which we have made this LED replacement programme a part. Because, as we said in the presentation, residential consumption contributes significantly to the climate balance of a city,” Deputy Mayor Ákos Balázs said.

530 municipalities across the country participated in the programme. Of these, 114 were awarded the Green Champion title, with 9 municipalities, including Debrecen, being the most outstanding.

“To be a Green Champion, at least 20 percent of households in the municipality must be registered and participating in the programme. There are very large municipalities and very small ones,” Executive Director of CYEB Márton Szebeni said.

“Hungary is developing its own green energy policy, with which it wants to become Europe’s climate champion. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is key to this,” Minister of Energy Csaba Lantos emphasised at the Green Energy conference. He added that their  plan is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.  At the conference, city leaders and business leaders discussed the country’s energy situation and future ambitions.

Source: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U