Carbon dioxide mitigation potential in the Hungarian residential sector

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The residential sector is the key target for climate mitigation policy in Hungary. In 2004, this sector was responsible for 30% of total national carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - the largest share among all energy end-use sectors in Hungary. At the same time, the residential sector embraces the highest potential for carbon dioxide emission reductions among all energy end-using sectors. The research estimates and analyzes carbon dioxide mitigation potential in the Hungarian residential sector and associated costs resulting from application of energy-efficient technologies and practices as well as the use of fuel switch options from the demand side. In addition, the most promising options in terms of cost-effectiveness and carbon dioxide reduction potential are identified.

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A presentation on this topic by Aleksandra Novikova, based on her doctoral dissertation, is available on our presentations page.

Aleksandra Novikova
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP)
Administrative Information
Funding body: 
Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water
Jan, 2007 - Mar, 2008