Hungary's efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.
Hungary says it needs to invest up to 500 million euros in renewable energy over the next six years, if it's to comply with European Union regulations. The development of renewable energy - particularly energy from wind, water, solar power and biomass - is a now a central aim of the EU's energy policy in order to reduce green house gases. Miklós Pós, head of the department of energy production in the Hungarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, talks about the requirements and the possibilities.
You talked about hydropower but what other possibilities does Hungary have to comply with this target of 3.6 percent.
"We have to use a mixture of the different type of renewable energy sources. I think the most important one in the case of Hungary is biomass. Because we have a relatively strong agriculture production, we have a lot of agriculture waste and we also have relatively good wind potential. We are very far from the utilization of this wind potential because today we have only 6 wind turbines here in Hungary and if we compare that with some EU countries like Spain, Denmark and Germany, then there are more than 6 thousand. As everyone knows we are relatively rich in geo-thermal energy. In potential numbers we have about 60 petajoules maximum and we use only 3 or 4 petajoules in the case of geo-thermal energy. And naturally we have some solar energy also. In the last two years there are more than one hundred thousand roof panels here in Hungry. It is a relatively big number."