Euracoal

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
42%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Belgium
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Euracoal does not appear to support ambitious climate policy, engaging negatively on key EU climate regulation such as the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Euracoal also appears unsupportive of the energy transition and continues to promote the role of coal in the energy mix.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Euracoal is supportive of the Paris Agreement and Article 6 (ambition to achieve a global emissions trading system) including GHG reductions in line with Paris temperature goals. However, in 2020 the association opposed the European Climate Law which legislates net zero by 2050 target in the EU and has consistently emphasized the risk of ambitious climate action to competitiveness and energy security. Euracoal's disclosure on climate science, accessible on its corporate website in January 2021, leaves uncertainty about the organization's position on climate science, suggesting ambiguity around the predicted impacts of climate change.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Euracoal appears to have a broadly negative position on climate regulation, and also is focused on EU legislation. The association has expressed basic support for the EU ETS but opposed reforms in 2020 to increase the carbon price and its effectiveness, supported free allocation of emission allowances and emphasized the threat of carbon leakage.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Evidence suggests Euracoal has been consistently unsupportive of a clean energy transition, with continued promotion of coal in the current and future energy mix. For example, in 2021 the company stated on its website "As coal ensures safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy for all, it will be very much needed in the decades to come ... On a global scale coal is and will be energy No.1 for power generation". It appears the association supports the role of coal in Europe, in 2019 it stated in its Annual Report that “Coal will be used in Europe for the next twenty to thirty years, maybe forty. EURACOAL members must meet that demand”.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
-1 NS NA NS 0 NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA -1 -1 0 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 -1 NA -1 NS 1 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
0 NS NA 1 NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA NS NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
0 NS NS 0 NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
-1 2 NS 0 1 NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS NS -1 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 -2 NS -1 -1 -2 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS -2 NS NS -1 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NA NS NA NA NA NS NA