UPEI, together with our partner association FETSA (Federation of European tank storage association), and with the support of our Member MEW (Mittelständische Energiewirtschaft Deutschland Ev) set up the «Energy for the Future» Project in 2022, which aims at increasing our EU advocacy actions to further promote and accelerate the energy sector transition towards carbon neutrality.

The Project receives the advice of Weber Shandwick, with whom UPEI has partnered for many years to advance its advocacy files.

Set to run until March 2024, this project supports UPEI and FETSA efforts to strengthen their contribution to EU decision-making by focusing on topics of common interest ahead of the current political developments and challenges.

The scope of the initiative covers a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Oil Stocks Directive review
  • Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)
  • EU Taxonomy
  • Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII)
  • Revision of the Emission Trading System (ETS), including maritime and buildings/transport
  • Revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructures Regulation (AFIR)
  • Revision of regulation on CO2 standards for light-duty vehicles
  • Revision of regulation on CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles
  • FuelsEU Maritime
  • Euro VII
  • Green Deal Industrial Plan
  • ReFuelEU Aviation
  • Carbon Removal

The Projects’s Steering Committee is the body that provides a strategic approach to the pieces of legislation above-mentioned, supervising the work programme by advising the managers of the project. It is composed of the Presidents and Managing Officers of the three associations. On a regular basis, it also updates the priorities and the guidelines set to strengthen UPEI and FETSA’s engagement with the EU institutions.

For UPEI, the adoption of common position papers remains under the final approval of its Board.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the UPEI Secretariat.


Joint FETSA-UPEI Statement - COP28 -.pdf

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