SolarPower Europe

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Brussels, Belgium

SolarPower Europe is actively and positively lobbying all strands of EU energy and climate policy. SolarPower Europe has consistently stated strong support for the Paris Agreement and for GHG emission reductions in line with a 1.5°C target. SolarPower Europe is a prominent advocate for EU renewable energy legislation, leading efforts throughout 2016-17 to raise the EU 2030 renewables target to 35%, praising the EU Parliament’s decision in November 2017 to support such an increase. Additionally, in 2016-17 SolarPower Europe has communicated support for continued priority dispatch for small scale renewables and has called for an ambitious EU Clean Energy Package. SolarPower Europe in 2017 has further communicated support for the EU 2030 40% GHG emissions target, ambitious GHG emissions standards for vehicles and has campaigned for the introduction of a 550g carbon emissions standard for the EU capacity market. SolarPower Europe supports EU ETS reforms to improve the effectiveness of the scheme and has also supported binding renewable energy and energy efficiency targets to complement the EU ETS in a 2016 EU consultation response. In addition, throughout 2015-17 SolarPower Europe has strongly supported decarbonizing the energy sector, including through measures to remove fossil fuel subsidies and expand small scale renewables. In 2016 consultation responses SolarPower Europe has further advocated for the EU to support the electrification of transportation, including national targets for electric vehicle charging points.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance 2 2 NA NS 2 2 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation 2 1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 NA 1 2 2 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax 1 NS NA NS 1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading 1 2 NA 2 NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 2 NA 2 NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 2 1 NA 2 2 2 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NA 2 1 2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 2 NA NS 2 2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS