Coal Commission

The Coal Commission was established on 11th March 2021 as the first consultation platform of Hungary focusing on the questions of coal transition. The mission of the Coal Commission is to provide platform for multistakeholder consultation in order to support the sustainable and just transition of the North Hungarian region. The Coal Commission will continue to operate until the end of the project lifetime (31 October 2029), and possibly beyond.

Goal

The primary goal of the Coal Commission is to involve all stakeholders and ensure their participation in the transition process. These include representatives of relevant trade unions, local, regional, and central public administrations, research and education institutions, NGOs, labor market and economic actors and financial institutions.

Members

The Presidency of the Commission:

  • Deputy State Secretary for Energy Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT);
  • Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT), as the consortium leader of the LIFE-IP North-HU-Trans project;
  • Deputy State Secretary for Legal and Coordination and Public Utilities, Minister without Portfolio for the Management of National Assets;
  • Secretary General of Heves County Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • Chairman of the Works Council of Matra Power Plant Ltd.

Project partner organizations:

  • MIT Deputy State Secretaries for Energy and Climate Policy as founders;
  • Rector and project consultant of EKE as founders;
  • MVM Energetika Ltd. Deputy Chief Technical Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer;
  • CEO of Matra Power Plant Ltd.;
  • General Vice Chairman of the Hungarian Energy and Utilities Regulatory Office;
  • Chairman of the Maltese Charity Service;
  • Chairman of the Hungarian Mining and Geological Service;
  • Chairman of the Trade Union of Mining Energy and Industrial Workers;
  • Chairman of the Mátra Power Plant Mining – Trade Union of Energy and Industrial Workers;
  • Chairman of the United Electricity Workers’ Union;
  • Chairman of the Electricity Trade Union of Mátra Power Plant
  • Secretary General of Heves County Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • General Secretary of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • Government Representative of Heves County Government Office;
  • Government Agent of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Government Office;
  • Mayor of Abasár;
  • Mayor of Markaz;
  • Mayor of Bükkábrány

Non-project partner organizations:

  • Chairman of the General Assembly of Heves County Local Government;
  • Chairman of the General Assembly of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Local Government;
  • Member of Parliament for the 2nd constituency of Heves county;
  • Member of Parliament for the 3rd constituency of Heves county;
  • Member of Parliament for Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Constituency No. 7.
  • Representatives of local governments within the competence of the Mátra Power Plant: Visonta, Halmajugra, Detk, Ludas, Karácsond, Vatta, Mezőnyárád, Pálosvörösmart, Csincse, Aldebrő, Vécs;
  • Directors of the local companies most affected by the coal transition: Matra Power Plant Central Maintenance Ltd., XELLA Ltd., Central Ltd., Mátra Welding Technology and Vocational Education Ltd., Elektromax Ltd.
  • Managing directors of companies operating in the area of the Mátra Power Plant Industrial Park: BAUMIT Ltd., ERGO Med Ltd., GEOSOL Ltd., HŐÉPKER Ltd., HŐTECHNIKA ÉSZAK Ltd., KOMPLEX Ltd., Partner Ltd., Prompt 94 Ltd., Saint-Gobain Hungary Ltd.,
  • Director of the Bükk National Park
  • Local green NGOs: Életfa Environmental Protection Association, Kaptárkő Association, Zöldek a Zöldért Association
  • President of the Gyöngyös-Mátra Tourism Public Benefit Association;
  • Chief Physician of the Mátra Medical Institute;
  • Rector of the University of Miskolc (ME);
  • Rector of Szent István University (SZIE);
  • Miskolc Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
  • National Institute of Environmental Health;
  • Eötvös Loránd University Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group;
  • Director General of Heves County Vocational Training Center;
  • Directors General of Vocational Training Centers of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County: Miskolc, Ózd and Szerencs;
  • President of the MANAP Industry Association;
  • Director of the Environmental Sustainability Directorate of the Office of the President of the Republic;
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MAVIR Ltd. Responsible for system management;
  • Head of the Green Program of the Hungarian National Bank;
  • Director General of the National Investment Agency (HIPA);

Coal Commission Secretariat

The operative work of the Coal Commission is supported by the Coal Commission Secretariat, which was established within the organisation of Eszterházy Károly Catholic University in December 2020.

The Secretariat is responsible for the professional coordination of project actions belonging to Eszterházy Károly Catholic University in the LIFE IP North-HU-Trans, and for the operational support of Coal Commission established in March 2021 as the first consultation platform of Hungary focusing on the questions of coal transition. 

Our mission is to map the stakeholders who are concerned in the transition, to keep contact with them, in addition to involve them to the planning and implementation of transition. Additionally, our Secretariat pays special addition to build connections and implement knowledge-transfer with other domestic and foreign coal regions. 

Our Secretariat is committed to contribute actively to the design of green vision for just and sustainable transition of Mátra power plant and its region.