ROCKWOOL Group joins new EU network on energy systems

05 April 2016

The ROCKWOOL Group is pleased to join forces with other progressive businesses as a founding member of a new cross-political network "Energy Solutions" between business and members of the European Parliament.

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Energy Solutions is established to break down siloes and facilitate consensus between political groups and industry when discussing common policy options to meet the EU 2030 energy and climate ambitions as part of the European Energy Union.

Energy Solutions is initiated by Mr. Morten Helveg Petersen, Vice President to the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE Committee) and a member of the European Parliament (ALDE, DK) together with founding members from four different political groups in the European Parliament and member states, including Mrs. Angelika Niebler (EPP, GE), Mr. Miroslav Poche (S&D, Czech Republic), Mr. Ian Duncan (ECR, UK), and Mr. Claude Turmes (Greens, Luxembourg).

The industry is represented by sector-first-movers on energy solutions such as 3M, DONG Energy, Danfoss, GE, Grundfos, EDF, EoN, Microsoft, Panasonic, the ROCKWOOL Group, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Velux, Vestas.

The ROCKWOOL Group joins the new network to support well-functioning energy systems in the EU.

Actively contributing to the debate

2016 is set to be a crucial year for the EU's long-term energy and climate ambitions. By the end of the year the European Commission will have presented 90% of the legislation designed to create a European Energy Union, one of the biggest political projects ever undertaken in European history. Legislation will soon move into the European Parliament that will begin negotiations on important subjects such as energy market design, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy performance of buildings.

Taking a wide-angle approach, the Energy Solutions network will contribute to the dialogue around the legislation, helping the EU to shape a future looking highly efficient and sustainable energy framework.

Further information
Josefine Urup Wolff
+45 35 300 432
Susanne Dyrbøl
Public Affairs Director
ROCKWOOL International A/S
+45 4656 0300

About the ROCKWOOL Group

At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our product range reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore.