The Cost-Benefit Relations of the Future Environmental Related Developments Strategies in the Hungarian Energy Sector

Csaba Fogarassy 1  and Attila Kovacs 2
  • 1 Climate Change Economics Research Centre, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary
  • 2 Department of Operations Management and Logistics, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary


In the case of economic and social wealth, it is strategically essential to provide reliable energy sources which are available in long-term. Setting an energy network which suits the sustainable criteria might take a long time. Therefore, it is important to make decisions on the energy sector in advance. The Hungarian National Energy strategy elaborated on certain scenarios towards 2030, which describe the possible electricity generation opportunities up to 2020 and 2030. For 2020, there is already an accurate recommendation, but in case of the 2030 targets, there are several ways for innovation. Out of all, the realization of the “Nuclear-Carbon-Green” scenario seems most likely to be implemented. It implies the obvious involvement of nuclear energy potential development in the future strategies. Considering this trend, the present study divides the mentioned strategy into “Nuclear-Carbon” and “Nuclear-Green” scenarios to compare their long-term efficiency by economic means.

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