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To DG Clima, Dg Grow, DG Energy, Secretariat General,
From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
23 March 2022 RE: Access to Documents related carbon dioxide removals

Dear sirs,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation', I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) since 1st July 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow and/or Secretariat General on one hand and representatives from Total, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, Repsol, BusinessEurope, Eurogas, Hydrogen Europe, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), IOGP , ZEP (European Technology Forum for Zero Emissions Fossil Fuel Power Plants) and/or the Global CCS Institute, in which sustainable carbon cycles and/or certification of carbon removals were discussed.

2 - list of meetings since since 1st July 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow and/or Secretariat General on one hand and representatives from Total, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, BusinessEurope, Eurogas, Hydrogen Europe, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), IOGP , ZEP (European Technology Forum for Zero Emissions Fossil Fuel Power Plants) and/or the Global CCS Institute, in which sustainable carbon cycles and/or certification of carbon removals were discussed.

3 - minutes of the meetings mentioned above

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

Thank you for your assistance.

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory

SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Energy

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 23 March 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 24
March 2022 under reference numbers

 

-          GESTDEM 2022/1741: SG

-          GESTDEM 2022/1742: CLIMA

-          GESTDEM 2022/1743: GROW

-          GESTDEM 2022/1644: ENER

 

Each of the above mentioned services will send you a separate reply under
its own respective Gestdem reference.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days.

 

The time limit will expire on 19 April 2022. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union.

Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any
technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

 

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission.

For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

 

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

 

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[5]Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

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SG UNITE D-2, Energy

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]themeData
Link: [3]colorSchemeMapping

[4]Access to documents request - extension of the deadline - GESTDEM
2022/1741 - Ares(2022)3072342  (Please use this link only if you are an
Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e)
utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mrs Balanya,

We refer to your request for access to documents registered on 24.03.2022
under the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled.

 

However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your
application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires today.

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents.

 

The new time limit expires on 12.05.2022.

 

We thank you for your comprehension and apologise for this delay and for
any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

SG D2 Secretariat

 

 

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GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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Dear Ms Balanya

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 24/04/2022
under the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 19/04/2022.

An extended time limit is needed as in order to retrieve the documents
requested, large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 11/05/2022.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 23 March 2022, in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the 24 of March under the above
mentioned reference number. Your application is currently being handled.

However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your
application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expired on 19
April 2022.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 11 May 2022.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

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ENER UNIT C2, Energy

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GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS, Energy

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Dear Madam,

Please find attached the answer to your ATD request registered under the number 2022/1743.

Best regards,

GROW ATD Team

SG UNITE D-2, Energy

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Dear SG UNITE D-2,

Please notice that you have sent me documents that have nothing to do with my original request. You sent me minutes of a meeting between Commission President and the ERT, while my request was asking for:

1- all correspondence (including email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) since 1st July 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow and/or Secretariat General on one hand and representatives from Total, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, Repsol, BusinessEurope, Eurogas, Hydrogen Europe, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), IOGP , ZEP (European Technology Forum for Zero Emissions Fossil Fuel Power Plants) and/or the Global CCS Institute, in which sustainable carbon cycles and/or certification of carbon removals were discussed.

2 - list of meetings since since 1st July 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow and/or Secretariat General on one hand and representatives from Total, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, BusinessEurope, Eurogas, Hydrogen Europe, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), IOGP , ZEP (European Technology Forum for Zero Emissions Fossil Fuel Power Plants) and/or the Global CCS Institute, in which sustainable carbon cycles and/or certification of carbon removals were discussed.

3 - minutes of the meetings mentioned above

Please do send the documents related to my request with no delay,
yours,

Belén Balanyá