First formal meeting of HLG on Energy Intensive Industries

18 December 2015


The Commission hosted the High Level Expert Group (HLG) on Energy Intensive Industries on 18 December 2015. The HLG is now composed of 17 Member States representatives and 10 industry associations (steel, ceramics, glass, cement, non-ferrous metals, paper & pulp, chemicals, fertilizers, refineries and lime). The HLG meeting was chaired by newly-appointed DG GROW Director General Lowri Evans.


Cerame-Unie President Alain Delcourt expressed the ceramic industry’s main priorities, particularly with regards to the post-2020 review of the EU ETS and the Market Economy Status of China. Mr Delcourt also intervened in the discussions related to the circular economy package, stressing the need to take the entire life cycle into account. View his presentation


The ETS Post 2020 Review clearly emerged as the key priority shared by all energy intensive industries represented in the HLG.