The climate and industrial transformation agendas should be implemented simultaneously.
In the Masterplan for a Competitive Transformation of EU Energy-intensive Industries Enabling a Climateneutral, Circular Economy by 2050 the High Level Group on Energy Intensive Industries has highlighted the need for rapid progress on the demonstration of first-of-its kind technologies by 2030, considering the short time left until 2050. Energy-Intensive Industries (EIIs) support the Commission’s long-term vision for industry, but we now need to go beyond the vision and the high-level statements: industry needs an enabling regulatory framework and specific supporting measures creating the framework conditions for the transformation of our sectors. Setting up the “right enabling framework conditions for this transition” is a must, here and now: hence we call for a Clean Industry Package with concrete actions in the next 12 months, matching Europe’s climate ambition.
Worldwide, October 22, 2020 - Steel industry associations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa today renewed their call for governments of steel-producing economies to intensify their work in the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC).
Brussels, 20 October 2020 – The European Commission has today initiated an investigation into the dumping of wind towers on the EU market from China. Wind towers – used to make renewable electricity – are principally built using steel, and the opening of this investigation shows that steel-using sectors also need adequate trade remedies.
We need effective enabling policies for a Green Deal on Steel that sets out a clear action plan for the recovery of the steel industry and boosts our CO2 reduction efforts - serving as a blueprint for Europe.