Electrification Alliance

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ELECTRIFICATION ALLIANCE

The Electrification Alliance was formed in June 2017. Our Alliance stands united in our commitment and vision to demonstrate the significant potential of electricity on its path towards decarbonisation. The Alliance partners are strong supporters of the Paris Climate Agreement and call for urgent action to achieve its objectives.

This action requires an ambitious system approach, recognising the need to decarbonise the European economy, while advancing Europe’s competitiveness, economic growth, job creation, and the promotion of a sustainable, healthy society for European citizens. Smart and efficient electrification offers this system approach, enabling the decarbonisation, sectoral integration, digitalisation, and increased efficiency of the transport, heating & cooling and industrial sectors. The Alliance seeks to highlight in its communication essential policy decisions in EU Energy & Climate policy to fully unlock the benefits of electrification across all relevant societal sectors.

MEMBERS: European Association for Electromobility (AVERE), European Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE), European Climate Foundation (ECF), European Copper Institute, Eurelectric, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), Smart Energy Europe (smartEn), SolarPower Europe, WindEurope



We are regularly joint by more partners from civil society and industry. Our declaration Powering a climate neutral, competitive and secure Europe was signed by 110 + organisations

Electrification Alliance Signatories2

Memes


How much electricity for a
carbon-neutral economy?
How decarbonised
is electricity?
How much wind in
the electricity mix?
How much does
solar electricity cost?
How many jobs
in renewable electricity?
How many EVs
on European roads?
How much
does an EV cost?
How efficient
are heat pumps?
How much savings
from EU taxpayers?
How many taxes
in your electricity bill?
How many more
smart homes?

Quotes

Giles Dickson

Chief Executive Officer - WindEurope

“WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “Zero-net carbon emissions by 2050 is technically and economically feasible. But only if we get renewables to supply the bulk of our energy demand. They’re one third of electricity today. But electricity is only 24% of our energy. We need to increase that. In particular we need to get more electricity into industrial processes, buildings and transport. They’re still largely powered by fossil fuels. Electrifying these parts of our economies would cut CO2 emissions and save money - because electric vehicles and heating are more energy efficient than fossil fuels.”

Giles Dickson

Frauke Thies

Executive Director - smartEn

“With the energy transition forging ahead in the electricity sector, electrification is the way of allowing transport, heating and industry to equally benefit from the clean energy uptake. But more than that, it allows energy users to participate in the energy sector and provide the very flexibility that is needed to balance the variability of renewable energy output. The smart charging of electric cars or the exploitation of inherent storage potentials in heating systems, for example, allow people and businesses to valorise their flexibility, while keeping the energy system reliable and affordable for everyone.”

Frauke Thies

Philippe Vangeel

Secretary General – AVERE

“We have a shared responsibility to fight climate change to guarantee our youth. Electrification is the best way forward: transport is a priority sector to tackle for decarbonisation, as it is one of the main contributors to CO2 emissions. The electrification of transport is necessary to achieve the objectives of COP21 and those envisioned in the European Commission’s proposed 2050 Long Term Climate Strategy”.

Philippe Vangeel

Laurence Tubiana

CEO – European Climate Fondation

“The Electrification Alliance is delivering a clear signal to European Union decision-makers that they should be confident in committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Electrification must be the dominant way forward in the clean energy transition – and European businesses are prepared to pave the way. This, hand in hand with the European Green Deal, is a unique opportunity to carve out the EU’s leadership on climate action and decarbonisation on the global stage”.

Laurence Tubiana

Magnus Hall

President of Eurelectric

“Electrification is the most important solution to turn the vision of a fossil-free Europe into reality. We are determined to deliver, but we must be mindful of the different starting points and secure sufficient financing to ensure a fair transition”.

Magnus Hall

Electrification on the move