Together with 15 other organisations, FOSG co-signed a letter which was send to the EU Energy Ministers on 05 February 2015, ahead of the informal Energy Union Summit in Riga, Latvia.
The letter called for a smart, interconnected and resilient electricity system as a critical element to deliver the objectives of the Energy Union and encouraged Ministers to discuss the key challenges in developing this system, focusing on 6 points:
- A clear political direction for the development of electricity infrastructures;
- Ensuring that regulatory regimes and financing instruments start driving grid investments;
- The active fostering of public support;
- The simplification of the permitting challenge;
- A Proposal for a clear framework to “address allocation of costs and benefits across borders when needed”.
- Encouraging the development of electricity interconnections with Europe’s neighbours.
The letter was also sent to the EU Energy Minister, Permanent Representations, Presiden Juncker, Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Arias Cañete.