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Brussels , Belguim

FuelsEurope is negatively lobbying EU climate change policy. Despite stating support for the Paris Agreement in 2015, FuelsEurope has stressed carbon leakage concerns to warn against EU climate ambition. While appearing to support the EU ETS as an alternative to other climate policies, FuelsEurope has not supported reforms to raise its carbon price. In 2016-17, FuelsEurope communicated opposition to an import inclusion mechanism and further free allowance reductions related to the scheme. FuelsEurope appears to oppose renewable energy legislation, advocating against both the binding 27% EU 2030 renewable energy target and renewable subsidies in 2014-16 consultation responses. FuelsEurope has communicated opposition to binding environmental targets, including EU energy efficiency targets and has supported a transport exemption from the EU energy efficiency obligation scheme. FuelsEurope does appear to support some, limited vehicle energy efficiency targets. However, FuelsEurope is a prominent opponent of the electrification of transportation and its CEO, John Cooper, has criticized electric vehicles as ‘a route to much more expensive fuels in transport’, whilst generally opposing a rapid fossil fuel phase out in transport.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 1 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance -2 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation -1 -1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support -1 0 NA NS NS 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax -1 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading -1 -1 NA -1 0 -1 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 0 NA 0 -2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 0 NA -1 0 -1 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -1 NA -1 -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 0 NA 0 0 -1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS