Dear DG energy, DG Clima, Dg Grow, Secretariat General,
From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
12 July 2020 RE: Access to Documents related to the Hydrogen strategy

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:

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st December 2019 and 12 July 2020 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyren, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from the European Commission on one hand and representatives from IOGP, Shell, Total, BP, Equinor, ZEP, the Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Europe, the Hydrogen Council, Business Europe, the European Roundtable for Industry, GasNaturally, Eurogás, ENTSO-G, Snam, Enagás, Fluxys, Open Grid Europe, GRTGaz, Teréga, Eurofer, ArcelorMittal, FTI Consulting, Fleishman Hillard, Alstom, Engie, Air Liquide, Toyota, Gas for Climate consortium, Gas Infrastructure Europe on the other, in which the Hydrogen strategy was addressed.

2 - list of meetings between 1st December 2019 and 12 July 2020 between officials and representatives of the European Commission on one hand and representatives from IOGP, Shell, Total, BP, Equinor, ZEP, the Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Europe, the Hydrogen Council, Business Europe, the European Roundtable for Industry, GasNaturally, Eurogás,ENTSO-G, Snam, Enagás, Fluxys, Open Grid Europe, GRTGaz, Teréga, Eurofer, ArcelorMittal, FTI Consulting, Fleishman Hillard, Alstom, Engie, Air Liquide, Toyota, Gas for Climate consortium, Gas Infrastructure Europe on the other, in which the the Hydrogen strategy was addressed.

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

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[5]Ares(2020)3687597 - Your request for access to documents - Gestdem
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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 12 July 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 13
July 2020 under reference numbers

 

-          GESTDEM 2020/4243 – SG,

-          GESTDEM 2020/4244 – DG ENER,

-          GESTDEM 2020/4245 – DG CLIMA,

-          GESTDEM 2020/4246 – DG GROW.

 

 

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 4
August 2020. 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
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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
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Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
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provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
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Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 12/07/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 13/07/2020 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 04/08/2020.

An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the document requested.

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 25/08/2020. 

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

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

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European Commission

 

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

 

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 12/07/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 13/07/2020 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 04/08/2020.

 

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 25/08/2020.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

GROW ATD Team

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 12/07/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 13/07/2020 under the above mentioned
reference number.

 

The reply to your request could not be finalised today. Therefore, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
extended time limit of 15 working days, which expired on 25/08/2020.
Please be reassured that we are doing our best to be able to send you the
reply as soon as possible.

 

We apologise for this additional delay and for any inconvenience this may
cause.

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

 

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    Doc 5 Ares 2020 3005231 Hydrogen at the heart of EU recovery strategy letter of support by the Hydrogen Council Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 8 Ares 2020 4416530 Commissioner Breton s videoconference with Mr L Mittal report Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 7 bis Ares 2020 3298261 Industry letter Clean Hydrogen GasNaturally.pdf

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    Doc 5 bis Ares 2020 3005231 Hydrogen at the heart of EU recovery strategy letter of support by the Hydrogen Council Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 2 Ares 2020 1179382 reply to Eurogas Clean Hydrogen Strategy Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 6 Ares 2020 3270263 Re Air Liquide Proposition d change sur l alliance pour l hydrog ne Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 7 Ares 2020 3298261 Industry coalition call for a Hydrogen Strategy inclusive of all clean hydrogen pathways GasNaturally Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 1 bis Ares 2020 671965 Clean Hydrogen Strategy Attachment Eurogas Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 3 Ares 2020 1531045 Industrial Strategy Green Hydrogen Initiative Hydrogen Europe Redacted.pdf

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Dear Ms Balanya,

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents registered under the reference GestDem 2020/4246.

Kind regards,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs DG GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

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[4]Ares(2020)4552092 - Your access to documents request Gestdem 2020/4243
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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

I refer to your request dated 13/07/2020, registered on 13/07/2020, in
which

you make a request for access to documents 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 26/08/2020.

An extended time limit is needed as due to the summer break the handling
of your application could not yet be

completed at this stage. As soon the reply is ready, you will be notified
about it.

l apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

European Commission
Secretariat-General

Unit E.2

 

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Please find attached document Ares(2020)4875106 from ABREU MARQUES Paula
(ENER.C.1) dated 17/09/2020.

 

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)4875106 de ABREU MARQUES
Paula (ENER.C.1) daté du 17/09/2020.

 

Myriam Lafontaine

 

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European Commission

Directorate General for Energy
Renewables and CCS Policy Unit
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Please find attached document Ares(2020)5162747 from ve_sg.dsg2.e2 (SG.DSG2.E.2) dated 01/10/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)5162747 de ve_sg.dsg2.e2 (SG.DSG2.E.2) daté du 01/10/2020.

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[5]Ares(2020)5591880 - 2020-4243 holding reply

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Dear Ms Balanya,

We refer to your email of  24 September 2020, registered on the next day,
by which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents[6]^[1] ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 16 October 2020.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 9 November 2020.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause but
we would like to assure you that we will do our utmost to provide you with
a reply as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

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[8][1]               Official Journal L 145 of 31.5.2001, p. 43.

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[5]Ares(2020)6506898 - Your confirmatory application for access to
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Dear Ms Balanya,

We refer to your email of  24 September 2020, registered on 25 September
2020, by which you submitted a confirmatory application in accordance with
Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents[6]^[1] ("Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001"). We also refer to our holding letter of 16 October
2020.

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 9 November 2020.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause but
we would like to assure you that we will do our utmost to provide you with
a reply as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

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