Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies EDF Energy EDF Ostalbkreis Unistar Nuclear Energy Edison S.p.A
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Paris, France
Brands and Associated Companies
EDF Energy, EDF Ostalbkreis, Unistar Nuclear Energy, Edison S.p.A

EDF is actively lobbying on energy and climate policy and is mostly supportive. In 2016 consultations with UK policy makers, EDF encouraged a speedy ratification of the Paris Agreement and supported the continuation of regulatory frameworks to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets. EDF supports the use of a carbon tax of $30-$40 per tonne in Europe and France, and in 2016 supported raising the ambitions of the UK carbon price floor. Similarly, the company has actively lobbied policy makers for ambitious EU ETS reforms, including the early introduction of the Market Stability Reserve, the reduction of free emissions allowances and in support of the linear reduction factor. EDF reportedly lobbied against EU energy efficiency targets but appears to have actively supported them in the UK. Consultation responses and CEO messaging suggest EDF supports decarbonisation of the energy sector, however, in 2015 it secretly lobbied for the development of a new coal mine in the UK. Despite its membership of WindEurope and SolarPower Europe, associations which have supported EU climate policy, EDF is also a member of Business Europe and an active member of MEDEF, both of whom appear to aggressively oppose various strands of climate and energy 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 1 NS 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 2 NA 1 2 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS 2 NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax 1 2 NS 2 1 1 NS NA
Emissions Trading 0 2 2 2 2 2 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 2 1 0 -2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 1 0 0 -1 1 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 2 NS 1 -1 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 1 NS 2 -1 1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 0
Strength of Relationship

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.