The other topics presented at the European Innovation Day 2022 were "Innovate for a Smart Europe", where officials talked about the strategies for Europe digitalization and also "ICT Talent Cultivation and TECH4ALL", where experts presented projects that try to preserve biodiversity with the help of technology.
Recently, Huawei presented multiple sustainability projects, one of which is the technology that can allow university campuses to reach net-zero emissions, without compromising on intelligent solutions.
At the same time, the Chinese telecom specialist showcased this summer newer, more efficient 5G technologies, which are supposed to give users a better experience, while reducing the environmental impact of the IT and Communications market.
Back to the European Innovation Day 2022, the first official to talk about Huawei's environmental initiatives was Edina Toth, member of the European Parliament, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
"We are at a tipping point of exponential technological advancements and in the coming years, the Internet of Things will consist of trillions of sensors all generating and sharing data", she said.
The official also spoke of a future battery plant that will be built in Debrecen, Hungary, with the help of a 7.3 billion euros investment coming from Chinese battery manufacturer CATL.
"We need to focus on green, renewable and cost-effective solutions to provide safe and sustainable energy to consumers and I believe that switching to renewable and other sustainable sources has never been more important", she mentioned.
The member of the European Parliament also stated that "the digitalization of the energy sector is crucial to meet the EU climate goals."
Mark Alfoldy-Boruss, Deputy State Secretary for Energy, Ministry of Technology and Industry, Hungary, also made some statements on the energy transition and the reduction of carbon emissions.
He said that Hungary will aim to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 40% in 2030 compared to 2019 levels.
Also, by mid-century, country officials are hoping to achieve complete carbon neutrality.
They also want that, by 2030, at least 21% of the energy consumed in Hungary to come from renewable sources.
Andras Lengyel, Head of Energy and Utilities Advisory Practice, PWC Hungry, presented the renewable energy situation in Hungary, showcasing the fact that the country's most exploited resource of clean energy is solar power.
In 2022, Hungary has some 3.5 GW of installed solar capacity and the country will also be focusing on batteries for energy storage systems, which will be necessary in the energy transition.
"The major challenge for Hungary is that the growing demand for electric energy should be provided in a sustainable, stable and affordable manner", he stated.
Huawei's European Innovation Day 2022 event is available on this link.