Renewable energy sources for sustainable rural development in Hungary
Keywords:renewable energy, sources, sustainable rural development, agriculture, biomass
The given article has the aim to analyse the key aspects of renewable energy source usage in rural areas of Hungary and their impact on sustainable rural development including the agricultural sector. The shares of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption, transport, electricity, heating and cooling were considered. Besides this, the promotions of the national policy with regard to renewable energy sources and their impact on the agricultural sector were investigated. Biomass was potentially recognised, as a primary source for energy purposes in rural areas. The article concludes with the overview of the relevant policy implications and consideration of the topic’s case studies in Hungary.