Climate, Finance and Trade – Is Climate Policy the next trade battleground? If President Macron wins the argument, yes.
March 28, 2018
The debate on how to finance Europe’s transition to a low carbon economy has seen a significant political crescendo over the last months. The most important talks on new spending and financing options are taking place within the context of the next Multi-Financial Framework, where Member States are discussing whether and how to better align those options to help the EU achieve its policy priorities, among which climate and environment targets. Some Member States have...
March 21, 2018
The European Commission has indicated that one of the first pieces of energy legislation we can expect under the next Commission mandate is further reform of Europe’s gas markets. The recent publication of the EU’s Quo Vadis study sets out initial analysis on the next steps in this. Highlighting the progress made in creating a well-functioning market for gas, it also noted that significant pricing differences remain across Europe. Contractual congestion, cross border tariffs, lack...
March 8, 2018
The long term target set by the Paris Agreement of “zero net emissions by the end of the century” will impact all economic activities. It requires to be well understood and accompanied by measures to ensure that those negatively affected will also be able to adapt to the new situation. This is the case of sectors such as coal, which will go through substantial transformation. Utilities are already adapting to the transition challenges. Retraining employees...
EnergiseEurope roundtable – Report: “Delivering Paris – the difficult part: Decarbonising the EU industry”
February 16, 2018
On 13 February 2018, FleishmanHillard hosted its 2nd ‘Energise Europe’ roundtable, discussing the challenges of decarbonising EU industry by 2050 in accord with the Paris Agreement. Two projects were presented. Mark Driessen, from the Port of Rotterdam Authority, explained plans to create a CO2 collection hub at the Port from which the gas would be piped for deep storage in depleted gas fields beneath the North Sea. Tony Smith, from the UK’s Peel Group, described...
January 23, 2018
On 13 February 2018, FleishmanHillard is organising another “Energise Europe” roundtable. This edition will be dedicated to "Delivering Paris – the difficult part: Decarbonising the EU industry". Delivery of the Paris Climate Agreement is one of the driving strategic priorities of the European Union, as both a commitment to tackle the challenge of climate change, and an opportunity for Europe to show geopolitical leadership in the world. Establishing how Europe meets its Paris targets across...
December 20, 2017
The Estonian Presidency ends its mandate striking a General Approach agreement at the Energy Council on 18 December on the remaining four (and most divisive) legislative proposals covering key elements of the Clean Energy Package for 2030, proposed by the European Commission in November 2016: the renewable energy target the governance of the Energy Union the functioning of the new European electricity market The General Approaches will facilitate EU negotiators in meeting the challenging timeline...
October 25, 2017
Lunch roundtable CO2 emissions standards for cars and vans: the road ahead Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 12.30h to 14.00h (light lunch from 12.00h) FleishmanHillard, Square de Meeûs 35, 1000 Brussels Keynote introduction by Artur Runge-Metzger Director, European Commission DG for Climate Action (CLIMA) The FH Transport and Energy Teams would like to invite you for a roundtable on the post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans. The Commission is expected to reveal the...
September 18, 2017
On 3 October 2017, FleishmanHillard is organising the first roundtable "Energise Europe" cycle. This edition will be dedicated to "The Governance of the Energy Union: Giving industry the certainty to invest?". In some ways the most important aspect of the Clean Energy for all Package is the proposed Governance mechanism, where the European Commission has proposed a new regulatory framework, which will seek to ensure that Member States deliver the five pillars of the Energy Union: renewable...
September 18, 2017
The Energy team of FleishmanHillard in Brussels is proud to launch "Energise Europe", a series of lunchtime roundtables. These roundtables will be a chance to share lunch and have a direct exchange with top-notch speakers. Policy makers or industry representatives will discuss the course and future of the Energy Union, energy and climate policies in the EU. Current debates or prospective questions, "Energise Europe" will be the perfect time and place for privileged discussions! The first edition will take place on 3 October 2017 and will...