Hungary: Summary

Updated: 24.02.2017

Author: Flora Borek

Support schemes

In Hungary, the main support scheme for the promotion of renewable energy sources in the transport sector is a quota system. This support scheme obliges fuel retailers to ensure that biofuels and hydrogen make up a certain percentage of their yearly sales. Further, a tax reimbursement applies to certain biofuels in case of engine devel-opment projects and vehicles used in the mining industry and in water management. The amount of biofuels used in these cases cannot be taken into account for quota fulfilment.   

Furthermore, certain subsidy programmes which allocate funds from the European Union as well as state funds also targeting the greening of the transport sector, inter alia the Territory and Settlement Development Pro-gramme (TOP) and the Competitive Central Hungary Operational Programme (CCHOP).

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Further information

  • Magyar Energetikai és Közműszabályozási Hivatal (MEKH) - Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)
  • +36 459 7777
  • MEKH website
  • mekh(at)