European Solar Manufacturing Council

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

16

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Solar Manufacturing Council   (ESMC)

    EU Transparency Register

    421495541254-57 First registered on 04 Feb 2021

    Goals / Remit

    ESMC promotes solar manufacturing made in Europe, the creation of a political environment to support industrial manufacturing and research while maintaining it at the top level globally. It promotes the development and investment in solar technology along the whole value chain (i.e. materials, wafer, modules, inverters and other electronic components) to assist high level system integration as well as production of equipment in Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    -The Net Zero Industry Act
    -The Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework
    -Forced Labour Regulation
    -Directive 2018/2001/EU on the promotion of the use of renewable energy (RED II)
    -EcoDesign Directive
    -Ecolabel
    -IPCEI for PV manufacturing
    -The Just Transition Funds
    -The European Solar Charter
    -The Foreign Subsidies Regulation

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Royale 146
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Royale 146
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%2
    50%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    The EU Solar Industry Alliance - https://solaralliance.eu/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    2024-02-15 — A Trilogue on Forced Labor in Clean Energy Supply Chains

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    16 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 12 Mar 2024 Location Online
      Subject Situation of the European solar sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Attending
      • Héloïse Pillard (Cabinet member)
      • Thomas Woolfson (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Feb 2024 Location Phone call
      Subject EU solar manufacturing
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Situation of the European solar sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Attending
      • Thomas Woolfson (Cabinet member)
      • Héloïse Pillard (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject situation faced by the EU solar industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Sofja Ribkina (Cabinet member)
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject tbc
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      • Sofja Ribkina (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Difficulties faced by solar PV industry in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Thomas Woolfson (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Apr 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject EU policies and initiatives such as the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, REPowerEU and the Net Zero Industry Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Thomas Woolfson (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject PV manufacturing industry proposals
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Nov 2022 Location Brussels (WEBEX)
      Subject Launching of the EU Solar PV Industry Alliance
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Preparation of the Solar Alliance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject will follow
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject To discuss some inputs to the forthcoming EU Solar PV Industry Alliance.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on EMSC’s ongoing initiatives and Commission’s work on boosting the manufacturing and deployment of solar PVs in the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on IPCEIs
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject EU solar PV industry in recovery and green transition. Upcoming EU initiatives related to solar PV.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      • Thor-Sten Vertmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Presentation of ESMC’s recently published policy statement “Solar Manufacturing Renaissance in Europe – Appeal for Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) commitment”.
      DG Energy
      Attending
      • Ditte Juul Jørgensen (Director-General)
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