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