- COM/2021/82 final of 24.2.2021 - Forging a climate-resilient Europe: the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
- SWD(2020) 176 final of 17.9.2020 - Stepping up Europe’s 2030 climate ambition: Investing in a climate-neutral future for the benefit of our people
- COM(2020) 456 final of 27.5.2020 - Europe's moment: Repair and Prepare for the Next Generation
- COM(2020) 301 final of 8.7.2020 - A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe
- COM(2020) 299 final of 8.7.2020 - Powering a climate-neutral economy: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration
- COM/2019/640 final of 11.12.2019 - The European Green Deal
- Energy-intensive industries
- The Recovery and Resilience Facility
- The European Green Deal
- The EU hydrogen strategy
- European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Studies and analysis
- Masterplan for a competitive transformation of EU energy-intensive industries enabling a climate-neutral, circular economy by 2050 (2019). This report is an outcome of work of the High Level Group on Energy-intensive Industries (HLG EIIs) organised in three thematic subgroups on (1) creation of markets for climate-neutral, circular economy products, (2) developing climate-neutral solutions and financing their uptake, (3) resources and deployment.
- Hydrogen generation in Europe: overview of costs and key benefits (2020). This hydrogen strategy published by the European Commission brings different strands of policy action together, covering the entire value chain, as well as the industrial, market and infrastructure angles together with the research and innovation perspective and the international dimension, in order to create an enabling environment to scale up hydrogen supply and demand for a climate-neutral economy.
- LIFE and energy intensive industries (2018). LIFE projects have developed highly innovative and applicable technologies and methodologies for significantly reducing primary energy use and CO2 emissions in Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs), while contributing to the implementation and development of the Industrial Emissions Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive. Proposed technologies have shown great potential and some have been considered as Best Available Techniques (BAT) for diverse industrial processes.
- Market testing for low-carbon innovation support to energy intensive industry and to power generation (2018)
European Parliament and Council of the European Union
Studies and analysis
- Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU industries (2021). With evidence on the effects on the EU industry manifested until the beginning of 2021, this report aims to address the following key issues: (1) impact of COVID-19 on the EU economy as a whole and across sectors; (2) impact on strategic value chains; and (3) necessary recovery measures to meet the needs of the EU industry. This document was provided at the request of the committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).
Energy-intensive industries: challenges and opportunities in energy transition (2020, ITRE). This study describes the technologies available for the decarbonisation of the iron and steel, chemicals, refining and cement industries as well as the existing financial instruments. Technology and policy roadmaps are presented to help shape the Green Deal and enhance the transition to a climate neutral European industry. This study was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
- From coal to low carbon: coal region development opportunities under EU Recovery programmes (April 2021, CEPS)
- Hydrogen in the EU’s Economic Recovery Plans, Hydrogen Europe (2020, Hydrogen-Europe)
- Technologies and policies to decarbonize global industry: Review and assessment of mitigation drivers through 2070 (2020)
- Low and zero emissions in the steel and cement industries Barriers, technologies and policies (2019, OECD). This paper discusses the main barriers and possible solutions to the decarbonisation of steel and cement industries. First, the paper details the economic, regulatory, technological and political economy barriers that impede a low carbon transition. Then, it addresses the role of material efficiency and enhanced recycling in greening these industries, and reviews the emerging and near commercial low- and zero- emissions production technologies. Finally, the policy packages that could contribute to trigger demand and supply decarbonisation of steel and cement are discussed.
- Hydrogen from renewable power technology outlook for the energy transition (2018, IRENA)
- A.SPIRE (this European Association brings together cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, pulp and paper, refining, steel and water sectors, several being world-leading sectors operating from Europe, and provides funding for energy-intensive industries)
- CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association
- Cerame-Unie – The European Ceramic Industry Association
- CEFIC – The European Chemical Industry Council
- Eurometaux – European Association of Metals
- IMA Europe
- Cepi - Confederation of European Paper Industries
- EPRA - European Petroleum Refiners Association
- Environmental Science for European Refining
- ESTEP – European Steel Technology Platform
- Water Europe
- Hydrogen Europe
- European Clean Hydrogen Alliance Members
- GLASS ALLIANCE EUROPE AISBL (GAE)
- International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC Europe)
- IndustriAll European Trade Union
- The European Steel Association (EUROFER)