Meetings and correspondence of DG CLIMA with SolarPower Europe and EWEA (WindEurope)

La demande est réussie.

Marijke Vermander

Dear DG Clima,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1) a list of meetings of DG Clima officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe;

2) a list of meetings of DG Clima officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of EWEA (now WindEurope);

3) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

4) all correspondence (including e-mails) between DG Clima officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe;

5) all correspondence (including e-mails) between DG Clima officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of EWEA (now WindEurope).

Please consider my request from the 1st of January 2014 on.

Yours faithfully,
Marijke Vermander

Marijke Vermander

Dear Climate Action,

My postal address:
Marijke Vermander
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
We make reference to your emails dated 26 July 2016 in which you request
several documents in relation to following stakeholders:
 

* SolarPower Europe
* EWEA (now WindEurope)
* GasNaturally
* EUROGAS
* European Gas Research Group (GERG)
* Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
* International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
* International Gas Union (IGU)
* Marcogaz
* NGVA Europe

 
These stakeholders are primarily concerned with subjects that would be
dealt with by the Directorate General for Energy, we would therefore like
to enquire on which subject in relation to Climate Action you are
searching, so that we may better address your request.
 
Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
 
Kind regards,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marijke Vermander

Dear Ms Smith,

Thank you for your reply.

As regards to the meetings, I would like to see an overview of all meetings that have been held between DG Clima officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of above-mentioned organisations. Mentioning who was present at the meeting and the topic(s) discussed. As the idea is to have an overview of all meetings, here I will not highlight specific topics. To make this request more workable, I will not ask for minutes or reports of these meetings for now. If needed, I shall come back with specific requests later on. Please consider my request from January 1st 2014 until present.

When it comes to correspondence between DG Clima officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet), and SolarPower Europe and EWEA, it can be limited to correspondence where there is a mention of (natural) gas or LNG.

Further, for correspondence between DG Clima and representatives of GasNaturally or any of its members, primary focus can be on discussions of the Winter Package, the 315b package (mainly Gas Infrastructure or Transmission), Hydrocarbons BREF and the role of Natural Gas in the 2030 Energy and Climate Framework.

In case this application concerns a number of documents too high to process within 15 + 15 working days, I accept a handling of my request in successive stages, prioritizing in the order of the points mentioned in this message.

I hope this helps. Thank you very much in advance for handling this request.

Kind regards,

Marijke Vermander

Action pour le climat

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
Thank you for the clarifications in your message dated 28 July 2016.
 
You request documents as from 1 January 2014.
Please note that the current Commission took office on 1 November 2014,
and Mr Arias Cañete is Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy since
then.
Documents for the period from 1 January to 31 October 2014, pertaining to
the former Commission with Ms Connie Hedegaard as Commissioner for Climate
Action, have been sent to the Historical Archives.
 
Do you accept that your request starts on 1 November 2014, date on which
the current Commission took office?
 
Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
 
Yours faithfully,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

Marijke Vermander

Dear Ms Smith,

Thank you very much for your reply.

Yes, I accept that my request starts from 1 November 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

Action pour le climat

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
Thank you for your request dated 26 July 2016 and clarifications dated 28
July and 2 August 2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application
for access to documents, which was registered today under reference
GestDem 2016/4321.
 
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 24
August 2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
Yours faithfully,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
We refer to your requests dated 26 July 2016 and subsequent
clarifications, which were registered on 2 August 2016 under above
mentioned reference numbers.
 
Your applications are currently being handled. However, we will not be in
a position to complete the handling of your applications 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 14 September
2016.
 
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Yours faithfully,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
Enclosed please find an advance copy of our reply:
 
Kind regards,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

Marijke Vermander

Dear Climate Action,

Thank you very much for these documents.

As a follow-up I would like to request to share all the annexes to WindEurope's e-mail dated June 27th 2016 to Commissioner Cañete.

Thank you very much in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

Action pour le climat

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
Thank you for your request dated 6 October 2016.  We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
today under reference number GestDem 2016/5726.
 
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 7
November 2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
Yours faithfully,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Vermander,
 
We refer to your request dated 6 October 2016, registered on 13 October
2016 under the above mentioned reference number.
 
We enclose a copy of the document requested.
 
 
Please note that this document was received by the Commission from
WindEurope. It is disclosed for information only. It does not reflect the
position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.
 
Yours faithfully,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels