Eurogas

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
61%
Organisation Score
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Brussels , Belgium
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Eurogas is actively lobbying climate change policy with mixed support. The organization has clearly recognized the need to limit GHG emissions, and has stated its support for the UN Climate Treaty as well as the European Union's 2030 GHG emission target. It is also actively supporting the European Emissions Trading Scheme, having called for reforms to increase the efficiency of the scheme, although it has also lobbied against an extension of the scheme into new sectors. Despite Eurogas’ support for a 40% EU 2030 GHG emissions reduction target it appears to oppose ambitious renewable energy legislation. For example, in a 2013 consultation with policy makers Eurogas opposed the implementation of separate EU renewable energy and energy efficiency targets and media reports further suggest that it has played a key role in pushing this position in Brussels. In 2016, the group advocated for the phasing out of support measures for renewable energy whilst pushing for an increased role for natural gas. Eurogas has a mixed position on the transition of the energy mix, supporting efforts to transition away from coal towards natural gas but not seeing gas as a transitional energy source. Furthermore, the group appears to advocate for natural gas subsidies to support 'intermittent' renewable generation and also supports a capacity market system to subsidize spare fossil fuel capacity generation.

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