Ref. Ares(2021)3758010 - 08/06/2021
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR ENERGY
Directorate A - Energy policy: Strategy and Coordination
A.5 - Planning and Legal Affairs
Brussels 08 June 2021
By registered email with acknowledgment of
DADCI Lala Hakuma
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
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Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2021/2119
Dear Ms DADCI,
We refer to your e-mail dated 07/04/2021 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered under the above-mentioned reference number.
You request access to:
The minutes of the following meetings:
01 Oct 2020 – Meeting between Kadri Simson Stefano Grassi Kitti Nyitrai and Eurogas -
Energy System Integration, Hydrogen and low-carbon gases and methane emissions (DG
26 May 2020 - Meeting between Commissioner Kadri Simson Kitti Nyitrai Stefano
Grassi and Hydrogen Europe- Development of European hydrogen markets, the future
transport needs and options of hydrogen related infrastructural aspects.
06 Apr 2020 - Meeting between Commissioner Kadri Simson Kitti Nyitrai and Hydrogen
Europe- Green hydrogen for decarbonising the economy and the energy system, impact
of the current crisis on the hydrogen industry and their role in a Green Recovery
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: DM24 07/143 - Tel. direct line +32 229-67304
12 Jun 2020 - Meeting between Thor-Sten Vertmann and Business Europe-
BusinessEurope's support to GD. COVID19 impact on businesses, investments.
BusinessEurope's inputs to energy system integration strategy, 2030 climate target plan,
renovation wave. Poss. future cooperation on NECPs and upcoming EC's initiatives
Your application concerns the following documents:
Minutes Conference call EVP Timmermans &
Kadri Simson - Hydrogen Europe
Kadri Simson Roundtable H2 transport
VTC report Roundtable with Eurogas
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Electronically signed on 08/06/2021 15:20 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482