Hydrogen - Dii Desert Energy, the MENA Hydrogen Alliance, Royal Vopak 2021

La demande est réussie.

To DG Clima, Dg Grow, DG Energy, Secretariat General,
From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
8 December 2021 RE: Access to Documents related to Hydrogen

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) since 1st January 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 Dii Desert Energy, the MENA Hydrogen Alliance and/or Royal Vopak on the other, in which hydrogen was discussed.

2 - list of meetings since since 1st January 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 Dii Desert Energy, the MENA Hydrogen Alliance and/or Royal Vopak on the other, in which hydrogen was 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, Énergie

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 8 December 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 09/12/2021 and distributed among various DGs under following reference
numbers:

 

- GESTDEM 2021/8013 – DG ENER,

- GESTDEM 2021/8014 – DG CLIMA,

- GESTDEM 2021/8015 – DG GROW and

- GESTDEM 2021/8016 – SG.

 

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 10 January 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 (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[7][email address]

 

 

 

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

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 08/12/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered in DG GROW on 09/12/2021 under the
above-mentioned reference number.

 

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify
concrete documents which would correspond to your request. We therefore
invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed
information on the documents that you seek to obtain. In particular:

-        Could you please indicate whether you want to have access to a
specific document containing a list of meetings or simply listed
information about all the meetings concerning the scope of your request?

 

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application,
please let us know.

 

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to
Regulation 1049/2001, the 15 working days time limit for handling your
application will resume when we receive the requested clarifications.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

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/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

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Dear [email address],

Answering your question I'd like information on all the meetings.

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

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

Dear Ms Balanya,

Thank you for your clarification to this request, for which the 15 working days time limit resumes running as of today.

Kind regards,

DG GROW Team

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CLIMA-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Énergie

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 8 December 2021,
registered on 9 December 2021 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

We are not in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 10 January
2022.

 

In accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents we have to extend the time limit by 15 working
days, the new deadline is set for 31 January 2022.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

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SG UNITE D-2, Énergie

[1]GESTDEM 2021/8016 - deadline extension - Ares(2022)154914  (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 Ms Balanya,

I refer to your request dated 08/12/2021, registered on 09/12/2021, 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 expires on 10/01/2022.
An extended time limit is needed as the handling of your application could
not yet be completed at this stage. 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 31/01/2022.

I apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit D-2

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SG UNITE D-2, Énergie

[1]GESTDEM 2021/8011 - deadline extension - Ares(2022)155057  (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 Ms Balanya,

I refer to your request dated 08/12/2021, registered on 09/12/2021, 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 expires on 10/01/2022.
An extended time limit is needed as the handling of your application could
not yet be completed at this stage. 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 31/01/2022.

I apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit D-2

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

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 08 December 2021 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 09 December 2021 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 10
January 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 31 January 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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CLIMA-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Énergie

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Enclosed please find a copy of our reply.

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address].

 

Kind regards,

 

Access to Documents team

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

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

Dear Madam ,

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

The reply to your request could not be finalised yesterday. Therefore, we
are not in a position to complete the handling of your application within
the extended time limit of 15 working days, which expires yesterday
(07/02/2022). 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 ATD Team

 

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

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Please find enclosed the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under the above-mentioned reference number.

 

According to our standard operational procedure, the reply would normally
be sent to you also by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to
the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during
to the COVID-19 pandemic, which include the requirement for the majority
of Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in
a position to follow this procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate it if you could confirm the receipt of this
e-mail by replying to [1][email address].

 

Best regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

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

 

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ENER UNIT C2, Énergie

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Please find the reply to your e-mail dated of 8 December 2021 related to the above mentioned subject.