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Essen, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
RWE Innogy, RWE power

RWE has negatively engaged on climate policy in Europe. RWE has communicated support for EU and German GHG emissions reduction targets of 80% by 2050, and, in 2017-18 supported the repeal of the German 2020 emissions target. Whilst evidence from 2016-18 suggests RWE supports the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), including reforms of the scheme, the company has opposed national-level carbon tax policies in the Netherlands, UK and Germany. As a Magritte Group member in 2014-2015, RWE opposed EU renewable energy targets and subsidies, however in a 2016 consultation response appears to have modified this position to include mixed support for renewables support schemes, provided they were at an EU, not national, level. However, RWE has strongly advocated for a prolonged role for coal in the European energy mix, and 2017-2018 vocally opposed British and German proposals for an early phase-out plans. Between 2018-2019, RWE was a vocal opponent of ambition with regards to the German coal exit commission’s plan to phase out coal. Have pushed to delay the date, RWE has maintained that the delayed 2038 date is “clearly too early” and that the phase-out would have “far-reaching consequences” for the German energy sector. In 2018, RWE threated legal action against the Dutch government for their plan to phase out coal by 2025/2030. At an EU level, RWE opposed the introduction of a 550g emissions performance standard for the EU capacity market in 2017 and 2018 to curtail the role of coal generation.

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