Will lignite burning in households be prohibited?

The government forwarded the draft regulation about quality requirements of certain solid fuels to public consultation, which aims to prohibit selling lignite to households. Clean Air Action Group welcomes the measures and proposes suggestions to improve the draft.

Hungary would make significant progress towards preserving the health of its population and climate protection if the burning of lignite is banned in home heating equipments. Therefore, CAAG urges the earliest possible adoption of the regulation and that the regulation should enter into force this summer instead of the scheduled date of July 2017. At the same time CAAG gave specific suggestions about the extent solid fuels should contain certain harmful substances.

translated by Judit Nyári