Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Endesa Enel Green Power Empresa Nacional de Geotermia Enel Brasil
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Brands and Associated Companies
Endesa, Enel Green Power , Empresa Nacional de Geotermia, Enel Brasil
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Enel appears to have a predominately positive interaction with climate legislation which has improved over time. At the global level, the organization has supported binding, science-based GHG emissions targets for COP21 in 2015 and continued its support for initiatives related to the UN Climate Treaty throughout 2016. In Europe, Enel has supported the EU ETS and a GHG emissions reduction target as the pillars of EU climate policy. In particular, Enel appears to support EU ETS reform to increase the carbon price and therefore effectiveness of the scheme. However, Enel has previously held an ambiguous position on renewable energy targets in Europe, stating support on its website in 2014 despite having opposed separate renewable and energy efficiency targets in a 2013 consultation with EU policy makers. Enel also participates in the Magritte Group, which opposed EU renewable and energy efficiency regulation throughout 2014 and 2015. However, a 2016 consultation between Enel and EU policy makers on measures to help implement the EU's renewable energy target suggests increased support for renewable energy policy. CEO of Enel Green Power, a subsidiary that was absorbed back into Enel Power Company in 2016, Francesco Venturini, has been critical of a lack of EU energy strategy on renewables. Evidence suggests Enel is attempting to promote a more progressive position within the industry and Venturini has told the press that he has petitioned the Magritte Group on renewable energy. As the new Chairman of WindEurope, Venturini has reiterated WindEurope's call for "a more stringent, binding target of at least 30% renewables." Enel has also been increasingly vocal on the need to decarbonize the power sector, as well as advocating for increased regulatory measures to aid the electrification of transport. The company holds senior positions within IETA and SolarPower Europe, trade associations supporting EU climate policy. However, Enel also holds membership of a number of trade associations that have a mostly negative engagement with EU climate policy such as Business Europe, which opposes many EU climate policies.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 2 2 NA NS 2 2 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS NS NS 1 1 NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 NS 2 2 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading 2 2 1 1 1 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 0 NS 0 -1 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 1 NS 0 0 0 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 2 NS 1 1 2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 1 2 2 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NA 2 NA NA NA NS 2
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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.