Our views and positions
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Fortum's President and CEO has sent a reply to the joint investor letter of 17 March 2020.
Fortum’s position on carbon border adjustment in the power sector discusses carbon leakage and various options to establish a carbon border adjustment mechanism for the EU power sector.
Fortum welcomes the Nordic bidding zone review, which has possibilities to further increase the Nordic power market efficiency.
Fortum’s views on the future of the EU climate policy
In the face of irreversible climate change, setting Europe on a path towards implementation of the Paris Agreement should be the number one priority of the next legislature of EU institutions.
Towards a sustainable battery business: Fortum calls for the EU to ensure used batteries are recycled for the raw materials supply in Europe
Fortum welcomes the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries and the European Commission’s work to set minimum sustainability requirements for batteries.
Fortum calls for strong regional grid planning to enable the energy transition and electrification in the Nordics.
Fortum welcomes the process to review the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy 2014 - 2020, EEAG (2014/C 200/01). It is important to align EEAG in light of the EU 2030 targets and the Clean Energy Package and to ensure that the revised guidelines will sufficiently reflect the recent technological advancements, development of other steering mechanisms as well as the EU Commission’s objective to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 in line with the Paris 1.5 °C target.
Fortum’s response to the Public Consultation on the Fitness Check of the EU Water Framework Directive
In Fortum’s view, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) itself has proved well-defined and reasonably well fit for its purpose. The challenges are related to the implementation acts and guidance documents that are complex and contain several general standards unsuitable for hydropower. Therefore, it is important to streamline and simplify the guidance and to remove general provisions, in order to avoid ambiguity and counterproductive effects.
Fortum´s position on the Commissions initiative to address the interface between chemicals, products and waste legislation
Circular economy needs waste classification starting with hazardous assessment. The EU list of waste should be renewed. EU wide end-of waste criteria need to be developed.
The EU should align its long-term climate ambition with the Paris Agreement with the view of being carbon neutral by 2050. In practice, this means achieving a balance between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon sinks.
Fortum welcomes the intention of the EU Commission to review the EU Energy Taxation Directive, ETD.
Fortum welcomes the proposed plastics strategy for the EU – next step is to translate good intentions into concrete actions
Fortum welcomes the European Commission´s ambitious strategy and the proposed measures to address different challenges associated with plastics in the circular economy.