On 6 October, the Ambassadors of the EU Member States will meet in COREPER I to provide political guidance on several elements of the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) Regulation. In particular, they will aim to identify the list of strategic net-zero technologies that will benefit from the support framework of the proposal.
The signatories representing associations of leading strategic net-zero manufacturers and civil society organisations share key recommendations to ensure that the NZIA keep focusing on clean tech manufacturing and that the delivery of a Regulation is targeted and impactful.
We strongly welcome the work that has been put into the discussions so far, which have moved some of the key elements of the proposal forward. We are, however, deeply concerned by some of the recent developments which, if confirmed, will weaken the delivery of the EU’s climate and energy action agenda. Our coalition therefore hopes that the EU Member States representatives will consider the following key points recommendations while preparing for the meeting of COREPER I on 6 October:
- Ensure the Net-Zero Industry Act brings home clean tech production, to send a strong signal to investment in strategic clean technologies vital for the net-zero transition
- Link the Net-Zero Industry Act to a coherent and existing framework that supports the Union’s energy and climate objectives
Read the full letter to Ambassadors here.