Position papers

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2017

June EURACOAL Position Paper on the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package and the proposed 550 gCO2/kWh emission performance standard for access to capacity markets

May EURACOAL Position Paper on the “Clean energy for all Europeans” package

2016

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Infographic on balancing renewables

October EURACOAL Position Paper on proposed amendments to reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2015/0148(COD), rapporteur: MEP Ian DUNCAN, rapporteur ITRE opinion: MEP Fredrick FEDERLEY)

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July EURACOAL Response to Public Consultation on State aid to secure electricity supplies: keeping the lights on

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Infographic on Modernisation Fund

May EURACOAL Position Paper on reform of the EU Emissions Trading System: walking a fine line (2015/0148(COD), rapporteur: MEP Ian Duncan)

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2015

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Infographic on NOx emissions

October EURACOAL Position Paper on revisions to the National Emission Ceilings Directive and on why the EU should not go beyond its international obligations (A8-0249/2015, rapporteur: MEP Julie GIRLING)
Annex – Gothenburg Protocol commitments for 2020)
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October EURACOAL response to Public Consultation by DG Energy on a new energy market design (“Market Design Communication” COM(2015)340)

October EURACOAL response to Public Consultation by DG Energy on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply (“Market Design Communication” COM(2015)340)

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Infographic on LCP BREF

February EURACOAL Position Paper on Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and “Best Available Techniques” (BAT) Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP BREF): a tale of leapfrogging standards

Infographic (updated August 2015)

January EURACOAL Position Paper on proposed amendments to the draft ITRE committee report on European Energy Security Strategy (2014/2153(INI), rapporteur: MEP Algirdas Saudargas)

2014

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Infographic on EU 2030 targets

October Why less climate ambition would deliver more for the EU

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March Action Plan for Coal in the 21st century

February EURACOAL Response to Public Consultation on the Draft Community Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy for 2014-2020 (ref. HT 359)


2013

November The Warsaw Communiqué

September EURACOAL Position Paper on the proposal for a regulation concerning the notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the European Union and replacing Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 617/2010 COM (2013) 153 final

August EURACOAL response to EBRD public consultation to the draft Energy Sector Strategy

July EURACOAL response to the public consultations on the 2030 Green Paper and on the future of CCS in Europe

June EURACOAL response to the public consultation on the 2015 International Climate Change Agreement

April EURACOAL position on “The Unpaid Health Bill: how coal power plants make us sick”

March EURACOAL comments on the proposal to amend the EIA Directive

March Open Letter from EURACOAL President on EU Emissions Trading Scheme – no short-term fixes to a long-term strategy

February EURACOAL Position Paper on structural reform of the EU ETS

February Joint position of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee “Extractive Industry” on EU ETS back loading: no short cuts to short-term measures


2012

December EURACOAL Response to EIB Consultation Paper dated October 2012 on the European Investment Bank’s review of its energy sector lending policy

December EURACOAL position on the “back loading” of auctioning and “set aside” of allowances under the EU ETS

November EURACOAL Position on the Emissions Performance Standards under the UK Energy Bill 2012-13

September EURACOAL Position on the “back loading” of allowance auctioning under the EU ETS

September Joint Statement on the further improvement of the working conditions and occupational health of employees in the extractive industries in the context of European social dialogue

September EURACOAL Position on Recommendation on SCOEL/SUM/53 (June 2012) for NO2

April Joint Position Paper on the Importance of including Flexible and Efficient Conventional Power Generation in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme / Proposed Amendment to the Horizon 2020 Text

March EURACOAL Position on the Energy Roadmap 2050

February EURACOAL Position on set aside of ETS allowances

February EURACOAL Position Paper on Silica and the Carcinogens Directive


Mr. Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy
Mr. Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy at European Coal Days, November 2011

2011

September EURACOAL Position Paper on the Seveso III Directive

March EURACOAL response to the Public Consultation by DG Energy on the external dimension of the EU energy policy

March EURACOAL response to DG Energy Public Consultation on the Roadmap for a low-carbon economy by 2050


2010

December EURACOAL response to DG Climate Action Public Consultation on the Roadmap for a low-carbon economy by 2050

October EURACOAL Position Paper on State Aid for Coal (Council extends state aid regime for the coal sector – European Council press release, 10 December 2010)

September EURACOAL Position Paper on Heat Benchmarks

June EURACOAL Position Paper concerning the Public Consultation “Towards a New Energy Strategy for Europe 2011–2020”

May EURACOAL´s position on the Industrial Emissions Directive after the ENVI vote in the European Parliament

January EURACOAL Position on CO2 Capture and Storage / EURACOAL zur CO2-Abtrennung und Speicherung


2009

December EURACOAL position for the second reading of the proposal for a directive on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) in the European Parliament

November EURACOAL’s Position on the Draft Directive on Energy Taxation

October EURACOAL Position on the Commission’s Declaration ad Art. 10(3) of the Emissions Trading ETS Directive

September EURACOAL Position Paper on the “Non paper: Best Use of EU’s Indigenous Resources”

August EURACOAL Position on the revised version of the recommendations from the SCOEL on occupational exposure limits for NO2 from September 2008 (SEG/SUM/53)

January EURACOAL Position on the Strategic Energy Review II


2008

May Opinion of the European Coal Industry: European Commission´s Proposal for a Directive on CCS – 23rd January 2008

April EURACOAL Position on the Draft Directive on an EU Scheme for the Trading of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Certificates as from 2013 / EURACOAL-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf einer Richtlinie für ein EU-System für den Handel mit Treibhausgasemissionszertifikaten ab 2013


2007

December The future of Emissions Trading after 2012 in Europe and in a global context

October Emissions Trading – Energy and Environmental Policy: Two Sides of the Same Coin: Preparing the 2012 – 2020 Period

September The Long-term Perspectives for Coal in the Electricity Sector in the EU

July EURACOAL Position on Future Legal Framework for CCS

July EURACOAL Position on CO2 Capture and Storage


2006

November On the Green Paper: A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy