Our views and positions

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Date

Time

Topic

11.12.2019

16.20 EET

Towards a European Green Deal and Climate Neutrality

Fortum’s views on the future of the EU climate policy

29.11.2019

13.55 EET

Fortum's messages to the EU institutions (2019-2024)

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.

18.11.2019

11.03 EET

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.

03.10.2019

09.16 EEST

Fortum's view on the Nordic Grid Development Plan 2019

Fortum calls for strong regional grid planning to enable the energy transition and electrification in the Nordics.

16.08.2019

11.06 EEST

Fortum's views on EU's energy and environment state aid

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.

15.03.2019

13.12 EET

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.

09.10.2018

14.40 EEST

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.

02.10.2018

11.11 EEST

Fortum calls for an ambitious EU climate strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

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.

15.06.2018

14.48 EEST

Fortum’s key messages relating to the planned review of the Energy Taxation Directive (2003/96/EC)

Fortum welcomes the intention of the EU Commission to review the EU Energy Taxation Directive, ETD.

25.01.2018

12.40 EET

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.

12.01.2018

15.00 EET

Fortum respons to Nordic TSO’s consultations regarding future Nordic balancing

Fortum has chosen to answer the two topical consultations on future balancing by Nordic TSOs with one response to all Nordic TSOs.