Dear Energy,

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:

- A list of all lobby meetings held by DG ENER Directorate B between 9 March 2018 and today where renewable gas was discussed. The list should include: date, Commission attendees, the name of the organisation(s) attending, who attended on their behalf, and a more precise topic if that exists.

- The minutes of all lobby meetings held by DG ENER Directorate B between 9 March 2018 and today renewable gas was discussed. This should also include any documents that were distributed at the meeting, and any presentations that were made.

- All correspondence, electronic or otherwise, between lobbyists and by DG ENER Directorate B between 9 March 2018 and today where renewable gas was discussed.

This is an update of a previous request, which produced the documents after resorting to an internal review (Gestdem 2018/1235). As it has already been done once, I'm hope that makes the follow up a lot easier.

My address is:
Corporate Europe Observatory
Mundo B
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Bruxelles 1050

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

EC ARES NOREPLY,

[1]Ares(2018)4753071 - RE: access to documents request - Meetings with
stakeholders on renewable gas (UPDATE) --- Ref. Gestdem 2018/4847

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 14/09/2018.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
17/09/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/4847.

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
08/10/2018.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
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Kind regards,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear EC ARES NOREPLY,

Legally you are supposed to have responded by now. Please can you provide the documents, or a date when to expect them.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido

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Dear Mr Sabido,

We refer to your e-mail dated 14/09/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 17/09/2018 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 08/10/2018.

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 29/10/2018.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy
ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS
Email: [2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Mr Sabido,

We refer to your e-mail dated 14/09/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 17/09/2018 under the above mentioned
reference number.

A reply to your attention is currently under preparation and third parties
are being consulted.

Due to this additional work, we will require more time to complete the
handling of your application

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy
ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS
Email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

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Please find attached document Ares(2018)6194364 regarding "[Re] Your application for access to documents GestDem 2018/4847" sent by Mr RISTORI Dominique on 03/12/2018.

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Dear Energy,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Meetings with stakeholders on renewable gas (UPDATE)'.

Firstly, a list of meetings was refused, as no such document exists, which is technically correct, but as this is a follow up request to GestDem 2018/1235 (https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet...), in which a list of meetings was provided, as requested, it appears unreasonable to not provide such a list this time. Given the public interest of the matter, with the EU 2050 long-term climate strategy outlining a large role for renewable gas, updating the already created list (https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/5188...) is not an unreasonable step to take. Otherwise, there is no way of knowing when and with who meetings took place, which is purposefully obfuscating the work of DG ENER from the public. From the cover letter, outlining the documents released, it mentions three meetings with lobbyists, the date, and in one instance who from the Commission took part. Is this to say there have been no other meetings?

Secondly, you claim there were no minutes identified from any meetings between March and September on the topic. What happened to the notes taken and then shared from those meetings? These should be provided.

Thirdly, the only documents provided are presentations from industry. Where are the emails asking for a meeting, confirming the meeting, thanking DG ENER for the meeting and attaching the presentations? Why have these been exclude? These should also be disclosed.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet...

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Direction générale de l’énergie

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Dear Pascoe Sabido,
Thank you for your email dated 14/12/2018, by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
ENER in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2018/4847. We apologise
for the late response to your mail which is caused by your email arriving
automatically in the junk-mailbox and we became aware of it only now.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 25/01/2019 (Ares(2019)445252)
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (15/02/2019). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.
Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. We kindly offer you the possibility to provide us a contact
phone number (by email to [email address]), so that the external
delivery service can contact you in case of absence.
Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service.
 
Best regards,
 
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents team
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management &
Access to Document
Office address CHAR 03/021
+32 2 995 63 26
[1][email address]
 
 

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Dear Energy,

Thank you for the confirmation.
My telephone number is +44 7969 665 189.

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Direction générale de l’énergie

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
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Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
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