E.ON

InfluenceMap Score
B-
Performance Band
73%
Organisation Score
76%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Dusseldorf, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
OGK-4, Sydkraft, E.ON Sverige
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

E.ON is actively lobbying European energy and climate policy with increasingly positive support in 2017-18. E.ON supports GHG emissions reductions in line with a 2C target and in 2016 advocated for ambitious EU 2030 GHG emission reductions targets to support the Paris Agreement. However, in 2018 E.ON’s CEO Johannes Teyssen, also approved of Germany’s abandonment of a national 40% 2020 GHG emissions target. E.ON strongly supports emissions trading, advocating in 2016-18 for ambitious reforms to increase the EU ETS carbon price, and vocally supporting a carbon price floor for the scheme. Evidence further suggests in 2018 E.ON backed a national carbon tax in Germany, whereas in 2016 it strongly opposed the UK Carbon Price Floor. E.ON appears to have supported raising the 2030 EU energy efficiency target to 30% in 2016-17, as well as clearly stating support for an EU 2030 renewables target of only 27%, while suggesting support for more ambitious targets. A 2016 consultation response also suggests increased support for renewable energy legislation, although supporting EU over national level measures, with E.ON further appearing to oppose the German Renewable Resources Act in 2017. E.ON appears to have a mixed position on the energy transition, communicating in support of a low-carbon energy sector in 2016-18, while in 2016 supporting a continued role for coal in Germany. E.ON is a member of multiple associations strongly supporting climate regulation such as WindEurope and Advanced Energy Economy in the EU and US, however CEO Johannes Tyssen is also a member of the ERT, an association negatively lobbying EU 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 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
1 2 NA 0 2 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
NS 0 NS 2 NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
2 1 NS 0 2 1 0 NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
0 NS 1 -2 0 1 -1 NA
Emissions Trading
1 1 2 0 1 0 0 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 1 1 0 -2 0 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
0 1 1 0 0 -1 0 NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 1 1 1 0 0 0 NA
GHG Emission Standards
2 2 2 2 -1 2 1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NS 2 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
64%
 
64%
 
37%
 
37%
 
92%
 
92%
 
91%
 
91%
 
94%
 
94%
 
68%
 
68%
 
95%
 
95%

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.