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Advocating with industry for the transition towards electrification in the EU

Energy systems
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EU
| 06.11.2019

The ECF collaborated with eight industry bodies to form the Electrification Alliance, launching their release of a joint declaration at their inaugural event on November 6th in Brussels, Belgium.

The declaration calls on EU policymakers to accelerate the uptake of clean and renewable electricity as the most cost-effective and energy efficient strategy to deliver a climate neutral Europe. The document outlines the benefits of electrification, along with ten specific asks of EU policymakers in order to deliver a meaningful European Green Deal.

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The European Commission’s Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy “A Clean Planet for All” highlighted that renewable and decarbonised electricity should increase significantly, replacing fossil fuels in Europe’s energy mix and across all sectors of the economy, as a precondition to meeting our Climate and Energy objectives. 

To deliver on a climate neutral EU, necessary investments in network infrastructure, smart solutions and renewable energy generation must start now, and all policies must now be geared towards achieving this objective.

For more information, read the Electrification Alliance manifesto below.

The Electrification Alliance is delivering a clear signal to European Union decision-makers that they should be confident in committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Electrification must be the dominant way forward in the clean energy transition – and European businesses are prepared to pave the way. This, hand in hand with the European Green Deal, is a unique opportunity to carve out the EU’s leadership on climate action and decarbonisation on the global stage.
Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation and co-architect of the Paris Agreement

Members of the Electrification Alliance

European Association for Electromobility (AVERE), European Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE), European Climate Foundation (ECF), European Copper Institute, Eurelectric, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), Smart Energy Europe (smartEn), SolarPower Europe, WindEurope.