Government Commissioner László György and Deputy Mayor of Debrece Ákos Balázs held a press conference on the details.

Government Commissioner László György said at the press conference that the Hungarian government initiated the consultation on green energy because Hungary is not a follower but a leader in the creation of a new economic area. “In 2020, the Hungarian government announced the Climate and Nature Action Plan, which set the goal of producing 90 percent of electricity in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way, without carbon emissions, by 2030. We can use green energy if we can store it. By 2030, Hungary will have the 4th largest green energy storage capacity in the world after the US, China and Germany,” he underlined.

“In Debrecen, urban and economic development goes hand in hand with environmental protection. The city thinks together with its citizens, so we ask for their opinions on common issues that will determine our future,” Deputy Mayor Ákos Balázs said.

He added that the Green Codex was drafted in cooperation with the University of Debrecen, with a scientific background, and that the people of Debrecen were also consulted. Nearly 60,000 votes were cast on 50 measures affecting their well-being. 10 of the 50 measures directly address the issue of green energy.

“In Debrecen, economic and urban development go hand in hand with environmental protection. A green transition is taking place in the world, and the production and storage of green energy will be crucial for the city’s competitiveness and sustainability. It is therefore important that as many people as possible from Debrecen take part in the “Green Energy is Our Common Cause” consultation launched by the government”, the Deputy Mayor stressed.

In 2022, in partnership with MVM, a solar farm was installed on a 52-hectare site on the southern side of the airport, in the Southern Economic Zone. Thanks to the government’s decision, preparations are underway for further developments that will provide the energy needed for electric green buses and trams.

The questionnaire can be filled out until the 15th of April at https://zoldenergia.kormany.hu/.


Of the 50 measures, 10 directly address the issue of green energy:

  1. 1 Green Energy Revolution: Developing New Solar Parks for a Sustainable Future for the City
  2. Increasing the number of green buses
  3. Urban Governance Centre 
  4. New residential LED replacement programme
  5. City lights
  6. Designing an Energy Future for Buildings for You – ongoing professional and practical advice for residents in a near-zero energy building.
  7. Use of electrical devices in municipal operations
  8. Maximum Energy Efficiency: increasing the share of renewable energies in the energy consumption of buildings and facilities operated by the municipality, reducing the demand for natural gas
  9. Green Switches – developing transport decentralisation and urban electric charging network
  10. New panel programme

Source: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U