International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC)

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
36%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
All Sectors
Head​quarters:
Brussels , Belgium
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Climate Lobbying Overview: The International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC) appears to be lobbying negatively on climate change policy in Europe.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: IFIEC has consistently stressed the threat of 'carbon leakage' and the need to safeguard the industrial sector's competitiveness in Europe when communicating on climate policy.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: IFIEC has not supported ambitious GHG emissions targets, criticizing the EU ETS target for harming competitiveness and supporting a 2030 EU GHG emissions target in 2020 on the condition that it is cost-effective. IFIEC does not appear to support ambitious reform for the EU emissions trading scheme and in 2020 advocated against extending the scheme to other sectors, and in the same year advocated for an increased number of free allowances for their industry. In 2019, IFIEC opposed derivative GHG emissions standards as they endangered competitiveness.

IFIEC appears to have a mixed approach to ambitious energy efficiency legislation. In 2018 it supported standards with the exception that they do not hinder growth and limit energy consumption. However, in 2020 IFIEC specifically opposed the Energy Efficiency Directive targets being derivative on the basis that innovative technologies can be energy intensive. IFIEC also in 2018 advocating for industries covered by the EU ETS to be exempt from Energy Efficiency obligations.

Positioning on Energy Transition: IFIEC has mixed support for the energy transition, in 2020 it emphasized the economic competitiveness and costs in transitioning to a low carbon economy, whilst advocating for the use of gas. IFIEC in 2020 opposed renewable energy subsidies and binding targets.

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