Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies OGK-4 Sydkraft E.ON Sverige
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
OGK-4, Sydkraft, E.ON Sverige
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E.ON is actively lobbying EU energy and climate policy with mixed support. E.ON signed a letter to the UK Prime Minister in 2015 calling for a strong global deal on climate change and in 2016 advocated for ambitious EU 2030 GHG emission reductions targets to reach Paris Agreement goals. E.ON also appears to strongly supports emissions trading, advocating in favour of ambitious reforms to increase the carbon price in the EU and attempts to create a global emissions trading market. However, E.ON has opposed national level measures to raise the carbon price such as the UK Carbon Price Floor and CEO Johannes Teyssen has spoken out in opposition to a specific levy on coal fired electricity plants in Germany. E.ON opposed energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in 2013-14 consultations on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy package and, through its involvement in the Magritte Group, continued to lobby against EU energy targets in the run up to COP21 in 2015. A 2016 consultation response suggests increased support for renewable energy legislation, although E.ON specified its preference for EU level policy over national level measures. E.ON appears to have a mixed on position on the energy transition. The company has stated its support for transitioning towards a low carbon economy but has actively opposed measures to phase out coal. E.ON is a members of associations supporting EU climate regulation such as IETA and WindEurope, however CEO Johannes Tyssen is also a member of the ERT, an association which appears to have negatively lobbied energy and climate policy.

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 NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 2 NA NS 2 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS 1 NS 2 NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NS 0 2 1 0 NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax 0 1 1 -2 -2 0 -1 NA
Emissions Trading 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 1 1 0 -2 0 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 1 NS 2 -1 0 0 NA
GHG Emission Standards 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 1
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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.