Our views and positions

Read more about what we believe in and how we drive the change for a cleaner world.





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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


10.51 EET

Fortum's views on the European Commission's "Clean energy for all Europeans package"

Fortum has published its views on the relevant proposals of the EU Commission’s "Clean energy for all Europeans package".


11.59 EET

The Nordic utilities ask Members of Parliament to reinforce the EU's carbon market

In 2015, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal for revising the European Emissions Trading (ETS) directive for phase IV (2021–2030).