End for Hungarian coal power

The last Hungarian coalfired power plant is to close in 2025 instead of 2030, Hungary’s Secretary of State for the Development of Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, Attila Steiner announced last week, “Our plan is to reach 90% carbon neutral electricity generation by 2030,” he said, adding that Hungary “welcomes” the European Union’s plans to toughen its climate goals for 2030. Gas will also be included in the country’s new energy mix, however.
To achieve this, Hungary will maintain its existing nuclear power capacity of around two gigawatts (GW) while increasing its production of solar energy to six GW; once the final  plant is shuttered, a 200 megawatt (MW) solar farm is planned for the same site, while Budapest is set to receive millions of euros from the EU’s new Just Transition Fund to support the transition of its coal regions.