This paper is APPLiA’s contribution to the feedback mechanism launched by the European Commission on six of the Fit for 55 package proposals: the review of the Emission Trading Scheme, the Social Climate Fund, the Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Energy Taxation Directive and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.
It provides a first set of remarks on the provisions of the legal text under consultation. In some instances, APPLiA is also proposing amendments and/or comments to specific articles of the Commission.
As a general remark to the full package, APPLiA welcomes the initiative as a key enabler to reach the objectives set by the European Green Deal. At the same time, we recommend caution as the content of some initiatives might lead to challenges and potential dangers for end-users and businesses competition. We believe that climate policies should be inclusive for low-income families to avoid increasing energy poverty and enough freedom should be granted to businesses to contribute to achieving the targets.