As every year, the publication of the EUROFER Annual Report is an opportunity to recap the policy work conducted by the association throughout 2021, as well as to inspect the forthcoming priority work areas EUROFER will be facing in the next months.
EUROFER will continue to push for strengthened carbon leakage protection, together with faster access to affordable and alternative energy. Another strategic priority is to ensure access to scrap, and avoiding its export to third countries with lower environmental and social standards.
The European steel industry is committed to overcoming all these challenges, while reaffirming its strategic importance for the EU and its crucial role in tackling climate change.
We hope you find the EUROFER Annual Report 2022 an interesting and useful read.
The full report is available below.
Brussels, 01 July 2022 – The upcoming negotiations on the EU Emissions Trading System and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism need to enable industry’s decarbonisation and make the green transition a true success story. EUROFER, which represents the EU steel industry providing 310,000 direct jobs and 2,5 million indirect jobs, calls upon the EU institutions to work for a balanced compromise in the final text. The Council, with the adoption of its position, made progress towards a smoother phase out of free allocations for industries in transition to carbon neutrality, but several issues still need to be fixed.
The Commission proposal for the revised Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) risks
slowing the green transition, hampering innovation and complicating permit processes
Brussels, 22 June 2022 – Despite some acknowledgment of industry’s challenges in addressing the green transition, the outcome of today’s plenary vote of the European Parliament will require further work in the next steps of the legislative process to align the provisions to the deployment of the EU steel industry’s ambitious low carbon projects. EUROFER reiterates its call to EU policy makers for an open, fact-based discussion, also in light of the evolving geopolitical and energetic context, in order to speed up decarbonisation and secure the EU’s strategic autonomy.