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The European Association of Electrical Contractors, Avere, Eurelectric, the European Climate Foundation, the European Copper Institute, the European Heat Pump Association, smartEn, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope have joined forces to launch the Electrification Alliance, calling for electricity to be recognised as the key energy carrier for an efficient and decarbonised European future.

The Electrification Alliance published a Declaration on Electrification which also has the support of a large number of associations, companies and NGOs. The Declaration states that as electricity in Europe decarbonises, it will reveal its true value as it becomes the key vector for achieving a decarbonised, energy efficient and digital European economy.

The Declaration includes a commitment to support reductions in carbon intensity and the scale up of investment in non-emitting technologies like renewables, energy storage and smart grids, while promoting sectoral integration with the heating, cooling and transport sectors.

The Declaration on Electrification calls for reforms under the current legislative review of European climate, energy and transport legislation, to accelerate the advancement of electrification in years to come. These will maximise the potential of decarbonised electricity and enabling efficient technologies to advance Europe’s competitiveness, economic growth, job creation, and the promotion of a sustainable, healthy society for European citizens.

The Declaration calls on European policymakers to recognise that decarbonised electricity becomes a key vehicle for a sustainable European economy, to remove barriers to electrification, to roll-out the much needed widespread electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to enable the deployment of smart and efficient heating and cooling technologies.

Leadership

Antonella Battaglini

Renewables Grid Initiative

Bernard Respaut

European Copper Institute

Giles Dickson

WindEurope

Julie Beaufils

EuropeOn

Kate Hampton

European Climate Foundation

Kristian Ruby

Eurelectric

Michael Villa

smartEn Smart Energy Europe

Maciej Mazur

AVERE

Thomas Nowak

EHPA

Walburga Hemetsberger

SolarPower Europe
Electrification Alliance

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Timeline of EU relevant policies and EA moments

2015
The Paris Agreement
2017
The 10 members of the Electrification Alliance joined forces
2019
European Green Deal
2020
EU Climate Law
EU Strategy on Energy System Integration
2021
Recovery and Resilience Facility
Fit for 55 package
8th Environmental Action Programme
2022
REpowerEU
EA celebrates 5 electrifying years