Climate Change

SolarPower Europe

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Brussels, Belgium

SolarPower Europe is actively and positively lobbying EU energy and climate policy. SolarPower Europe has stated strong support for the Paris Agreement and in an open letter in 2016 advocated that the EU should encourage the agreement's enforcement by reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). SolarPower also supports EU ETS reforms that would exclude the possibility of banking allowances, whilst advocating that with the income generated from the scheme should be spent [249741 only for climate related activities. In a 2016 EU consultation response, the association supported binding renewable energy and energy efficiency targets to complement the EU ETS. In 2016, SolarPower advocated to raise the EU 2030 renewable energy target from 27% to 35%, and in 2017 the Policy Director voiced support for the EU Clean Energy Package in 2017. In 2016, SolarPower Europe CEO James Watson was vocal in his support for the US Solar Investment Tax Credit. In addition, SolarPower Europe strongly supports the decarbonization of the energy sector through measures to remove fossil fuel subsidies. It advocates for governments to support the infrastructure for the electrification of transportation and recommended the implementation of national targets for electric vehicles charging points in a 2016 consultation. Media reports show that SolarPower Europe supports the continued use of natural gas, but only as a [248914 transition fuel.

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