Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries supports EU clean energy leadership

Date

23 May 2017

Sections

Innovation & Enterprise
Climate & Environment

Press release

To deliver on its promise, the Clean Energy package should unleash the commercial opportunities presented by the transition to sustainable energy. This is the message from Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, as it unites with 12 other major energy intensive industries to support a joint vision on the Clean Energy for Europeans package. The vision shows how Europe can turn this ambitious transition into an opportunity for these sectors – with long-lasting economic and social benefits for Europeans.

To read the joint statement, click here.

How can lawmakers realise the promise of Clean Energy?

Amongst other policy asks, the sectors, which combine to represent over 30,000 EU companies providing 2.8 million jobs, underlined that to be successful the package must:

  •           Enable innovation in industry sectors
  •           Put global competitiveness high in the package
  •           Secure industry access to competitive, reliable and sustainable energy
  •           Ensure legislation is not overlapping
  •           Integrate renewables cost-effectively
  •           Make sure energy efficiency empowers rather than hampers industrial productivity

This statement demonstrates the strong commitment of all signatories to supporting the legislative package. The EU chemical industry, in particular, is pleased to support the legislation as it represents positive market signals for EU chemical companies producing material for renewable and sustainable energy, for example chemicals used in the production of insulation, wind turbines, solar panels and more. The inclusion of the above recommendations in the further design of this package will be critical to help energy intensives realise the promise of the legislation.

Contact: Dervla Gleeson, Cefic Media Relations Manager (dgl@cefic.be / 00 32 2 676 7289)

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About Cefic:

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is the Brussels-based organisation that represents the European chemical industry. Created in 1972, it represents 29,000 companies that produce about a fifth of the world’s chemicals and employs around 1.2 million people. To learn more about Cefic, visit our Web site at www.cefic.org/newsroom

 

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