CEEP members are urging 100% free EUAs for energy-intensive industries, such as chemicals, fertilizers, refineries, and steel, until 2030, as well as a 100% derogation for power plants that use new technologies with a 43% energy efficiency (lignite) and 45% (coal). Moreover, they request the strengthening of the beneficiary Member States’ con-trol over the Modernisation Fund, and ask for the right to give subsidies to indigenous fossil fuels, to the extent decided by each Member State. These are the main recom-mendations of the ‘29+1’ Annual Energy Summit, organised by Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), in co-operation with GLOBSEC, on October the 27th–28th, in Bratislava. CEEP members – who comprise Central Europe’s leading energy and energy-intensive companies – entered into a comprehensive dialogue with the European Commission’s Vice-President in charge of Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, only weeks before the publication date of the European Commis-sion’s legislative ’Energy Union Package’. In this context, they underlined that the security of supply in the electricity sector should take into account different electricity mixes across the EU Member State and it should also address the power availability for trade and market transactions. “The new proposed target of 15% of electricity interconnections for 2030 should be thoroughly analysed as it can negatively affect the electricity markets in Central Europe, given their limited ability to transport the unscheduled loop flows that prohibit proper market exchanges. This can substantially influence the flows of energy in the Member States making the whole system unstable” said Eryk Kłossowski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Central Europe Energy Partners. The Bratislava Memorandum, which was handed to Commissioner Šefčovič on [...]
On the 22nd of April, thanks to the courtesy of the Chairman of the ITRE Committee, Mr. Jerzy Buzek, CEEP and FuelsEurope had an opportunity, in the premises of the European Parliament, to organise a workshop dedicated to the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) Reform. The meeting was directed especially at the Assistants and Advisors to the Members of the European Parliament. During the meeting, CEEP and FuelsEurope were able to express their opinions regarding ETS reform. As for industry, this issue has become one of the key proposals being now discussed. So, both organisers decided to focus on the – Myths and Reality behind the ETS system, in order to explain its actual position within the European Union’s Climate policy. The event was moderated together, by Mr. Alessandro Bartelloni, Policy Director, FuelsEurope, and Jakub Przyborowicz, Co-ordinator, European Institutions’ Affairs, CEEP. After they explained to the audience who they represent, and gave some background as to the type of interest group they constitute, they then outlined the positions of both organisations in the current discussions and policies regarding the future formula and shape of the Energy Union. Mr. Bogdan Janicki, Senior Adviser, CEEP, delivered the core presentation, commenting on the EU ETS reforms from the Central European point of view. Many questions were raised regarding differences between the EU-17 and EU-11 Member States. At the heart of his presentation was the issue of counting CO2 emissions per capita, which gives the real state of play within European Climate policy, and a fairer understanding of ETS as such. He underlined that concept of CO2 storage by forests, should be [...]
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