Breakthrough Energy Catalyst Foundation

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

49

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Breakthrough Energy Catalyst Foundation

    EU Transparency Register

    424103441763-49 First registered on 12 Mar 2021

    Goals / Remit

    Breakthrough Energy is dedicated to helping humanity avoid a climate disaster. Through philanthropic programs, investment funds, policy advocacy, and other activities, we’re committed to scaling the technologies we need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

    Main EU files targeted

    Horizon Europe; InvestEU; Innovation Fund; European Green Deal, the Fit for 55 package, incl. EU Emissions Trading System, Renewable Energy Directive, Energy Taxation Directive Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Green Deal Industrial Plan, Net Zero Industry Act, Critical Raw Materials Act, and Electricity Market Design package of 14 March 2023.

    Address

    Head Office
    1333 H St NW Suite 520E
    Washington, DC
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Rond Point Schuman 2-4 7th Floor
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    10%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Communication activities

    Bilateral meetings with the DGs research, energy, move and climate staff, and respective cabinets, on issues related to research and innovation, with a particular focus on climate and energy-related innovation support programs, and Green Deal policy files.

    Attendance of meetings and conferences (such as European Industry Days, Research and Innovation Days)

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    49 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 07 Nov 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Physical meeting - Green transition and competitiveness
      Attending
      • Gerassimos Thomas (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Oct 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Transition of the Ukrainian energy system
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
      Attending
      • Adam Romanowski (Cabinet member)
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Oct 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of the upcoming Wind Energy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Oct 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Transatlantic, research and innovation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Iliana Ivanova
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Sep 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Exchange of information
      Attending
      • Florika Fink-Hooijer (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject EU competitiveness
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Florentine Hopmeier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Sep 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Energy transition
      Attending
      • Ditte Juul Jørgensen (Director-General)
    • Date 11 Jul 2023 Location video-call
      Subject Hydrogen bank and auction platform as a service
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Global Gateway
      Attending
      • Koen Doens (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Apr 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EU-Catalyst partnership
      Attending
      • Marc Lemaître (Director-General)
    • Date 26 Apr 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject providing updates to the expanded Catalyst program; EU-Catalyst specific discussion
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Apr 2023 Location Videoconference
      Subject Discussion on how to strengthen the EU-US cooperation to increase the deployment of renewables.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Mar 2023 Location Teams meeting
      Subject Mr Mike Boots, Executive Vice President gave a strategic overview of Catalyst and how it fits into the wider Breakthrough Energy Agenda
      Attending
      • Marc Lemaître (Director-General)
    • Date 13 Mar 2023 Location Brussels (VC)
      Subject updates to share
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Net-Zero industry Act + presentation of the company
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
      • Stina Soewarta (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Hydrogen bank proposal and the Green Deal Industrial Plan
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject EU funding for the energy transition over 2021-27
      Attending
      • Marc Lemaître (Director-General)
    • Date 30 Nov 2022 Location video-call
      Subject How to work on green tech cooperation between the EU and the US
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Nov 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Transatlantic cooperation on clean tech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject The green transition and the role of technology
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Oct 2022 Location BERL
      Subject EU Catalyst Partnership, Energy transition and cleantech, EU-US Cooperation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Jul 2022 Location videoconference
      Subject Discussion about REPowerEU in the context of developing the next generation of clean technologies.
      Attending
      • Ditte Juul Jørgensen (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Update on the Catalyst-EU partnership and cover other topics such as the REPowerEU action plan
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Stocktaking on relationships
      Attending
      • Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General)
    • Date 24 May 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Electricity Market Design and recent studies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 May 2022 Location Virtual
      Subject Storage technologies, both for R&D and the roll out of more mature technology options
      Attending
      • Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Apr 2022 Location Video-conference
      Subject EU’s security of energy supply
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject State of play Breakthrough Energy Catalyst
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Florentine Hopmeier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Breakthrough Energy Catalyst
      Attending
      • Mauro Raffaele Petriccione (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Dec 2021 Location virtual
      Subject Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Sep 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Collaboration between Breakthrough Energy and the EC
      Attending
      • Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Jul 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Vaccine production, Europe’s industrial agenda and collaboration on the Breakthrough Energy Catalyst
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Lucia Caudet (Cabinet member)
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jul 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Green transition, renewable energy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 29 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject "Hydrogen Coffee" discussion on decarbonisation of maritime shipping through hydrogen
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      • Tatiana Marquez Uriarte (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 May 2021 Location Online
      Subject "Hydrogen coffee" meeting on transporting hydrogen by sea, including the role of ports play within the hydrogen ecosystem and the international trade of Europe.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 May 2021 Location Online
      Subject "Hydrogen Coffee" discussion on the international cooperation angle of the European Hydrogen strategy. More precisely on the EU-US cooperation and US future plans/ambitions regarding hydrogen.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2021 Location Brussels (VC)
      Subject Catalyst programme
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Apr 2021 Location Brussels (Webex)
      Subject Catalyst programme
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Apr 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject EU-US greentech alliance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Discussion about the EP own-initiative report on the EU Hydrogen Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      • Kitti Nyitrai (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Catalyst Programme
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Industrial strategy; green transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Mar 2021 Location Brussels (Teams)
      Subject FU call Bill Gates - President von der Leyen
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2021 Location Brussels (Teams)
      Subject Prep. call for the call between the President and Bill Gates concerning Catalyst programme
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2021 Location Videconference
      Subject Discussion about the EU Hydrogen Strategy, its priorities and implementation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      • Kitti Nyitrai (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Investment in innovation to support climate neutrality & the energy transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      • Helena Hinto (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Discussion on the clean tech landscape in the EU, energy transition, green recovery
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Helena Hinto (Cabinet member)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Oct 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Recent developments at InnoEnergy, in particular in the hydrogen sector & plans to announce European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Helena Hinto (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jun 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Investment and innovation in technology for clean energy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
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