Climate Change

European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT)

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Brussels , Belgium

The European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) is negatively lobbying climate change policy. Despite the ERT has stated support for an ambitious EU GHG emissions target in December 2013, it was reported in October 2013 that they had lobbied against the target being increased from 20% to 30%. In February 2014, the ERT has directly advocated to EU policy makers for any climate regulation to be adapted to promote growth. The ERT appears to oppose EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in favor of a single EU climate target. Furthermore, although it seems to show support for a carbon price and carbon markets generally, ERT Chairman, Benoît Potier, stated in 2014 that the ETS did not work despite reforms. In addition, a 2015 position paper suggests ERT do not support ETS reforms to increase the effectiveness of the scheme. They also appear to have advocated to the President of the European Council to increase the role of shale gas in the energy mix.

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