On 14 June 2023, Flow Batteries Europe and other leading European associations representing strategic net-zero technologies published a joint reaction to raise immediate concerns over the significant change of direction the draft report of Rapporteur Ehler suggests for the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA).

The prominent European organisations endorsing this statement include SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, E.DSO, Europacable, EHPA, T&D Europe, CurrENT, EASE, Flow Batteries Europe, Transport & Environment, and Renewable Hydrogen Coalition.

As strategic net-zero technology manufacturers, we are highly concerned the Rapporteur’s proposals risk diluting the attention from the core purpose of the NZIA to “establish the framework of measures for innovating and scaling up the manufacturing capacity of net-zero technologies in the Union”, in order to provide an adequate response to the US Inflation Reduction Act.

We strongly believe strategic Net Zero technologies, as outlined in the European Commission proposed Annex, should remain the priority focus of the NZIA targets and provisions.

In line with this objective, we call on the European Parliament to avoid significant widening of the NZIA scope, to ‘make Europe the home of clean tech’ as Commission’s President von der Leyen called for earlier this year. To read our joint reaction, please click here.