Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies GDF SUEZ International Power Tractebel Energia Electrabel
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Paris, France
Brands and Associated Companies
GDF SUEZ, International Power , Tractebel Energia, Electrabel
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Engie is actively and positively lobbying EU energy and climate policies, with some mixed support. Engie has appealed to policy makers in Europe to raise their ambition in view of the Paris Agreement. Engie specifically supports the use of carbon pricing regulation to aid a transition towards a low-carbon energy mix, including a strong EU ETS. Through setting up and participating in the Magritte Group, Former Engie CEO and current chairman Gerard Mestrallet has pushed for ambitious EU ETS reform to raise the carbon price, including the early implementation of the Market Stability Reserve. Engie also supports measures such as UK Carbon Price Floor and in 2016 Gerard Mestrallet co-chaired the writing of a report that supported the implementation of a carbon price floor in France. However, when it came to the implementation of the policy in 2016, Engie reportedly lobbied against the proposed legislation on the grounds that it unfairly penalized gas power generation. Through its prominent role in the Margritte Group in 2014 and 2015, Engie has actively opposed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets in the EU's 2030 climate and energy package. Engie has also in 2015 called for the phase out of renewable energy subsidies, Engie CEO Isabell Kocher has in 2016 stated support for decarbonization of the energy mix and is an advocate of increasing solar energy in the energy mix. However, Engie has also called for policy makers to support unconventional gas exploration in Europe. Engie is a member of trade associations that support EU climate policy such as IETA and WindEurope but also holds membership of various trade associations that have negatively lobbied EU climate regulations including BusinessEurope and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers.

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