From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
20 December 2018
RE: Access to Documents related to biomass/RED

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

- all correspondence (including email) between 1st June 2016 and 30th November 2016 between the Commissioner for Energy and/or his cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG Energy on one hand and representatives from COPA-COGECA, EUSTAFOR, US Industrial Pellet Association, UPM, Metsa, Neste Oil, Fortum, Port of Rotterdam and/or MTK (Finish Federation of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners) on the other, in which the issue of sustainability criteria for biomass within the revised Renewable Energy Directive was addressed.

- list of meetings between 1st June 2016 and 30th November 2016 between officials and representatives of DG Energy on one hand and representatives from COPA-COGECA, EUSTAFOR, US Industrial Pellet Association, UPM, Metsa, Neste Oil, Fortum, Port of Rotterdam and/or MTK (Finish Federation of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners) on the other, in which the issue of sustainability criteria for biomass within the revised Renewable Energy Directive was addressed.

- 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
Note: See Regulation (EC) n. 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community Institutions and bodies (hereinafter "Aarhus Regulation")