Energy and Climate Change

Energy policy and climate action are cornerstones for building a sustainable future for Europe. The challenges in both fields remain however huge and are interlinked. The availability of a sustainable and affordable low carbon fuel mix is crucial for the European Union to enable its economy to meet the climate targets without putting at stake the competitiveness of its industries. Growth, competitiveness and climate policy can be mutually reinforcing.

Energy policy, which includes a continued emphasis on energy efficiency, contributes to building a low-carbon society and its objectives are multifold. A resilient EU energy policy enables Member States to better cope with external supply shocks in both the long and short term; while coordinated and eventually fully integrated national energy markets bring advantages in terms of cost reductions due to economies of scale and the optimisation of the fuel mix. On the global level, all governments should be encouraged to develop national, regional and sector based green house gas emission reduction plans including CO2 pricing mechanisms. ERT continues to support the development of carbon markets as the approach that can deliver CO2 reductions at the lowest cost.

Documents

Press Release

Frank Heemskerk appointed new Secretary General of the European Round Table of Industrialists

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) has appointed Frank Heemskerk as ERT Secretary General with effect from 1 January 2019. He will take over from Brian Ager who will retire in January after 8 years in the role. Frank is a Dutch national who has served at the World Bank and has held...
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Carl-Henric Svanberg appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists

Carl-Henric Svanberg, current Chairman of BP and AB Volvo, has been appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). Carl-Henric, a Member of the ERT since 2010, is one of Europe’s most experienced and respected industrial leaders. He takes over the role from Benoît Potier,...
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Industry Changemakers: New online platform on European industry’s value to society

Discover our stories on how European industry contributes to people, the planet and innovation

-- industry-changemakers.ert.eu -- For many decades Europe has been a global force for economic prosperity, social progress and environmental protection. Built on a unique foundation of norms and values such as respect for individual freedoms, security, social cohesion and cultural diversity, it...
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