Energy and Climate Committee
The ferro-alloys and silicon industry is highly energy-intensive, as the ores are reduced in electric arc furnaces. One tonne of metal/alloy produced may necessitate up to 12.5 MWh of electricity.
No wonder that energy has become a top priority on EUROALLIAGES’ agenda, at first with the growing impact of European policy on the organisation of the power markets and, over the past few years, with the growing importance of European climate policy.
As a result, an Energy and Climate Committee was set up in early 2006 to address key issues which were not taken on board by other forums on which EUROALLIAGES was already represented. Since then, its agenda has been widely expanded, following the growing importance of energy and climate policies at European level.
Among others, the following topics are addressed:
The Energy and Climate Committee is composed of company experts who are involved in energy-related issues on a daily basis. It meets four times a year and reports directly to the Board.