Green Transition - Energy & Climate
Innovation in our industry is enabling change across sectors – and in few areas are these changes as far-reaching as in the energy sector. European tech is fuelling the ‘3-D’ transformation of our energy system: driven by digitalisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation. And technology will also hold the key to successfully implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across industries, through products and systems that can accelerate the transition to a cleaner, greener future for Europe’s citizens.
Reaching the Paris targets will require a global effort to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and a horizontal approach that tackles all parts of the economy. For Orgalim, this means working towards a future that is more electric, more sector-coupled, more resource- and energy-efficient, low-carbon, significantly more local but interconnected and digitally enabled.
This is why we advocate for a holistic, forward-looking EU framework addressing the low-carbon and energy transition – one that will promote the positive contribution our industries can make to solving societal challenges and achieving sustainable growth.
Scroll down for an overview of our advocacy work in this area - and click here to view all Orgalim position papers on energy and climate topics.
The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C, and ideally to 1.5°C. Our industries offer a wide range of technology solutions that can help achieve these goals by enabling decarbonisation throughout the economy – giving the European Union a window of opportunity to lead the Paris implementation process while promoting European technology leadership. To this end, Orgalim works on climate issues centred around the EU climate strategy and targets, sector coupling, digitalisation as an enabler, the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Sustainable energy systems
As the global energy landscape undergoes the ‘3D’ change, the EU is on the way to delivering the European Green Deal. At the same time, new technologies have matured and become increasingly cost efficient, while offering myriad opportunities for consumers to actively engage in the energy market. We are convinced that Europe must urgently adapt to these new realities. Orgalim’s work on clean energy aims to support a successful energy transition by promoting ‘energy efficiency first’, advocating for a well-functioning integrated and flexible energy market, more renewables and smart infrastructures, and making the case for a robust governance system.
Modern, smart, efficient and connected infrastructures are the backbone of the green and digital transformations – and as such will be key to successfully implementing the Clean Energy Package, the Energy Union and the European Green Deal. Our work on smart infrastructures addresses issues ranging from the Trans-European Network Regulations and EU Projects of Common Interest to electricity network codes, the Connecting Europe Facility and other strategic public infrastructure funds. We are also active as a member of the EU Smart Grids Task Force and the Energy Infrastructure Forum.
Orgalim promotes a sustainable range of transport solutions and the creation and expansion of interoperable, alternative fuels infrastructure across the EU as a way to stimulate growth, jobs and technology adoption. We are in favour of a technology-neutral approach to deploying these infrastructures, and we provide input to the work of the EU institutions on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive, e-mobility, the regulatory framework on autonomous driving, and connected intelligent transport systems. We also help to shape the EU policy via our membership of the Sustainable Transport Forum.