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We, the signatories to this Declaration,

Recognising that climate change is a serious global environmental, economic and social challenge which requires urgent action; acknowledging that the power sector, as a significant emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs), needs to achieve a carbon-neutral power supply by the middle of this century;

Convinced that an integrated market, based on clear and harmonised rules, brings about considerable cost efficiencies; striving to deliver competitive prices and customer choice;

Believing that energy efficiency is a cornerstone of climate change policy; identifying important synergies between carbon-neutral electricity supply and energy-efficient electric technologies which need to be exploited to the full;

Stressing that as one of the most capital-intensive industries, the electricity sector needs to have access to liquid capital markets in order to perform the necessary investment to ensure security of supply and adapt to environmental targets; pointing to the fact that in order to replace ageing plants, develop the grid, face rising demand and meet its environmental targets, our sector needs to invest € 1.8 trillion by 20301; insisting that this requires a stable, coherent and market-oriented investment framework;

Fully aware that electricity companies have a basic mission to provide a secure power supply; underlining that this can be best achieved via a diversified portfolio of power generation plants, decreasing dependency on imported fuels and through integrated electricity markets.


Will:

ACHIEVE a carbon-neutral power supply in Europe by 2050

To this end, we will progressively make use of all available and economically sound low-carbon and carbon-free options when investing in power generation assets, taking into account national energy policies: renewable energies, nuclear power, high-efficiency combined heat & power, and efficient clean fossil technologies including carbon capture & storage (CCS). In addition, we will continue seeking to operate our plants and grids in the most efficient way, while investing to develop innovative lowemitting technologies.
 
DELIVER power cost-efficiently and reliably through an integrated electricity market

Because a competitive, integrated market is the best way to deliver power at the lowest cost - thereby supporting European growth - we are actively contributing to the establishment of regional system operation and regional regulatory supervision as a step towards an integrated pan-European electricity market. We are determined to offer a competitive and reliable supply of electricity to Europe’s citizens/td>
 
PROMOTE energy efficiency and electricity use as solutions to mitigate climate change

Our companies are developing innovative ways to inform customers on energy-efficient solutions and to encourage the use of electricity where it contributes to reducing emissions of GHGs. In particular, we will invest or promote investment in the necessary infrastructure to foster the development of electric vehicles, including support for the standardisation necessary for their deployment. We will also encourage energy efficiency for sustainable cities.
 

Accordingly, we call upon European and national policy-makers to help us:

Achieve a carbon-neutral power supply by 2050 by:

Contributing to the worldwide development of a market-based approach to global GHG mitigation
Ensuring that all low-carbon and carbon-free power generation options can be used
Increasing support for research, development and demonstration measures especially for highly efficient clean fossil technologies including CCS

Deliver cost-efficiently and reliably through an integrated electricity market by:

Ensuring both a sufficiently stable regulatory framework and also access to liquid capital markets in order to foster investment
Recognising that market-based electricity prices are the best basis for security of electricity supply
Driving forward regional integration of electricity markets, as a step to a fully integrated pan-European market
Providing a market-compatible set of rules to fully integrate the electricity produced from renewable energies and the needed balancing/ peak power into the European electricity market
Simplifying licensing procedures to enable the development of the electricity generation and transmission infrastructure

Promote energy efficiency and electricity use as solutions to mitigate climate change by:

Working with industry to develop the necessary standardisation to enable rapid deployment of electric vehicles
Ensuring information and education of the public, developing standards and actively promoting changes in consumer behaviour towards climate-friendly products and services.

1 IEA World Energy Outlook, 2008



Peter ADAMEC
CEO of
Slovenská Elektrizačná
Prenosová Sústava a.s.

Marko AGREŽ
Director of
Termoelektrarna Trbovlje,
d.o.o.

Wolfgang ANZENGRUBER
CEO & CFO of
Verbund

Fahrettin Amir ARMAN
General Manager of
Ayen Energy Inc. Co.

Takis ATHANASOPOULOS
Chairman & CEO of
PPC

Romain BECKER
CEO of
Cegedel

Charles BEIGBEDER
CEO of
POWEO


Christian BERG
CEO of
Hafslund

Peter BOERMA
CEO of
Delta n.v.

Michiel BOERSMA
CEO of
Essent n.v.

Werner BRINKER
CEO of
EWE AG

Sefer BŰTŰN
Chairman of the Board &
General Manager
of EÜAŞ

Karl CAMILLERI
CEO of
Enemalta Corporation

Teodor CHIRICĂ
General Manager of
Nuclearelectrica s.a.

John CLARK
Executive Director of
ENEL Maritza East 3

Fulvio CONTI
CEO & General Manager of
Enel s.p.a.

Anders ELDRUP
CEO of
DONG Energy a.s.

Michel FRANCONY
CEO of
ERDF

Pierre GADONNEIX
CEO of
EDF

Stelian Alexandru GAL
Deputy Director General of
Transelectrica

Ivan GENOV
Executive Director of
Kozloduy NPP

Jürgen GROßMANN
CEO of
RWE AG

Jean-Pierre HANSEN
CEO of
Electrabel

Aidas IGNATAVIČIUS
CE of
VST AB
Lars G JOSEFSSON
President & CEO of
Vattenfall AB

Alexander KŠIŇAN
CEO of
Elektrovod Holding, a.s.

Damijan KOLETNIK
Director of
Dravske Elektrarne Maribor

Blaž KOŠOROK
Director of
Termoelektrarna Toplarna
Ljubljana, d.o.o.

Giovanni LEONARDI
CEO of
Alpiq Holding Ltd

Sandor LIIVE
Chairman of the
Management Board of
Eesti Energia AS

Mikael LILIUS
CEO of
Fortum Corporation

Řystein LŘSETH
CEO of
Nuon n.v.

Giovanni MILANI
CEO of
EniPower

Joăo MANSO NETO
CEO of HC Energía &
Executive Board Member
of EDP

Gintautas MAŽEIKA
CEO of
LEO LT AB

Ian MARCHANT
CEO of
Scottish & Southern
Energy plc

Padraig McMANUS
CEO of
ESB

Karlis MIKELSONS
CEO of
Latvenergo AS

Bĺrd MIKKELSEN
CEO & President of
Statkraft

Rafael MIRANDA
CEO of
Endesa

Kurt MŰHLHÄUSER
CEO of
Stadtwerke München
GmbH

Tom NYSTED
CEO of
Agder Energy A.S.

Traian OPREA
General Manager of
Hidroelectrica

Massimo ORLANDI
CEO of
Sorgenia s.p.a.

Odd ŘYGARDEN
CEO of
E-CO Vannkraft a.s.

Ilhami ÖZŞAHİN
Chairman of the Board
& General Manager of
TEİAŞ

Luc POYER
CEO of
E.ON France

Martin ROMAN
CEO of
CEZ a.s.

Seppo RUOHONEN
Managing Director of
Helsingin Energia

Paulo RUZZINI
CEO & Director General of
Slovenske elektrarne a.s.

Ignacio SÁNCHEZ GALÁN
Chairman of the Board &
CEO of
Iberdrola

Corneliu STAN
General Manager of
Electrica s.a.

Damjan STANEK
Director of
Borzen d.o.o.

Luc STERCKX
CEO of
SPE Luminus

Johannes TEYSSEN
Vice-CEO & COO of
E.ON

Zeljko TOMSIC
Member of the
Management Board of
Hrvatska Elektropriveda
d.d.

Rimantas VAITKUS
CEO of
RST AB

Antal VAVRIK
General Director of
MVM ERBE Ltd.

Lubomir VELKOV
Chief Executive Director of
NEK

Hans-Peter VILLIS
CEO of
EnBW AG

Giuliano ZUCCOLI
Chairman of the
Management Board of
A2A s.p.a.

   

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