Gergő Benedek, freelance sustainability expert and content writer, is based in the area of Hungary. He writes: "The age of digital druidry has come. New media, new methods, living life on its fullest while easing back to harmony with the planet —exciting times to be alive! Right now I experiment with mixing a self-sustaining lifestyle and online freelance work. I worked on the PR of EU rural development funds for 4 years, then my attention quickly turned to renewable energy and I gradually became an expert, graduating as a counselor in the process."
By Gergő Benedek, Transition Network
While Hungary is preparing to invest into the most ambitious energy project of its entire history – building a new nuclear power plant – the rural areas of the country are facing dire energy problems that very well could be solved with less effort and maybe even more benefit.