Our views and positions
Read more about what we believe in and how we drive the change for a cleaner world.
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.
Fortum has chosen to answer the two topical consultations on future balancing by Nordic TSOs with one response to all Nordic TSOs.
Fortum has published its views on the relevant proposals of the EU Commission’s "Clean energy for all Europeans package".
In 2015, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal for revising the European Emissions Trading (ETS) directive for phase IV (2021–2030).