Updating EU’s Climate and Energy Policies: Hungary

Hungary has pressed a lot on energy security issues, rather than decarbonisation, in its original Plan for 2020. However, the high energy prices, the war in the neighbouring country of Ukraine and one of the highest inflation rates in Europe have also revived Hungary’s ambitions, pushing the country to make further reforms in the energy sector.

Updating EU’s Climate and Energy Policies: Poland

As 30 June will see EU member states submit a draft of their updated 10-year National Energy and Climate Policies (NECP) to the European Commission, Poland’s most recent targets, progress and expectations for the updated NECP are investigated.

Why clearer terminology for hydrogen could unlock investment and scale up production

The existing terminology used to describe low-emission hydrogen varies among stakeholders and countries, which complicates trade and investment. An internationally agreed methodology for calculating the emissions intensity of hydrogen production could cut financing costs, bring greater visibility for investors, and enable greater economies of scale.