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All views and positions

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Time

Topic

14.02.2022

10.50 EET

Regulatory framework needed to speed up the development of a European hydrogen economy

Fortum Group’s position on the regulatory framework needed to speed up the development of a European hydrogen economy

03.02.2022

15.07 EET

The inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU Taxonomy is a crucial step towards European energy transition, but some criteria still need to be clarified

On 2 February 2022, the EU Commission adopted the long-awaited Complementary Delegated Act (CDA) establishing criteria for the alignment of nuclear and gas activities with the EU Taxonomy. We welcome the inclusion of these core technologies in the EU Taxonomy but recognise that the final proposal leaves several issues open for interpretation.

14.01.2022

11.16 EET

Fortum's feedback on the EC proposal for a revised Waste Shipment Regulation

We support the objectives of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) to a great extent. Nonetheless, the draft proposal still has overall objectives and new wordings that need to be addressed and explained in more detail.

20.12.2021

17.51 EET

Fortum Group's position on the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

This position paper presents Fortum Group’s priorities on the EU ETS. The position has been jointly agreed between Fortum and Uniper.

20.12.2021

17.23 EET

Fortum Group's position on the European Commission's proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

This position paper presents Fortum Group’s priorities on the CBAM. The position has been jointly agreed between Fortum and Uniper.

23.08.2021

16.06 EEST

Fortum Group’s messages to the EU draft rules on the Climate, Energy and Environmental State Aid Guidelines

The Fortum Group welcomes the objective of reviewing the EU State Aid rules in line with the EU climate neutrality goal.

12.03.2021

08.00 EET

Fortum and coalition partners warn against hydrogen status under EU Taxonomy unnecessarily restricting business options compatible with Paris-aligned strategies

The European Union adopted an ambitious Clean Hydrogen Strategy in July 2020, and Fortum stands strongly behind it – now it’s time to ensure a regulatory framework which truly supports it. Nordic countries rely on abundant CO2-free power sources, and we are concerned that the CO2 threshold currently being considered does not regard hydrogen produced with the most decarbonised grid mix as sustainable under the EU Taxonomy.

19.02.2021

19.28 EET

EU proposal for a battery regulation: Fortum sees the ambitious targets as a prerequisite for a sustainable batteries value chain

Having a strong battery value chain is of strategic value and importance for Europe as well as for our industry.

12.02.2021

11.48 EET

Renewables, carbon free energy sources and increased energy efficiency are essential to achieve EU’s climate neutrality goal by 2050

Fortum’s proposals for the revisions of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

05.02.2021

09.12 EET

A robust and efficient emissions trading system is key for decarbonising the European economy

Fortum’s proposals for the EU 2030 climate regulation: Emissions Trading Directive (ETS), Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) and land use, land-use change and forestry regulation (LULUCF)

22.01.2021

16.00 EET

Nordic energy utilities call for swift revision of the EU 2030 climate and energy legislation

Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall, the three largest Nordic energy utilities welcome the EU’s revised 2030 climate target of at least -55% as a crucial step on the path towards 2050 climate neutrality.

26.11.2020

15.00 EET

Nordic energy companies and associations call for technology neutrality and EU sectorial legislation in climate change mitigation and adaptation

Fortum, together with other leading energy players in the Nordics, has issued a joint letter to the ambassadors of the Finnish and Swedish permanent representations in the EU. The purpose of the letter was to express a number of significant concerns in relation the recently issued draft delegated acts on climate change mitigation and adaptation.