Enagás

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
52%
Organisation Score
56%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Spain
Brands and Associated Companies:
Enagás GTS, S.A.U., Enagás Transporte, S.A.U., Enagás Emprende, S.L.U., Enagás Infraestructuras de Hidrógeno, S.L.U.
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Climate Lobbying Overview: Enagás is relatively engaged on climate change policy, but its messaging on the issue appears to be mixed overall. The company’s top-line communications on climate policy are generally positive, however it remains negatively positioned on the energy transition with its support for the long-term role of fossil gas in the energy mix.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Enagás’ top-line communications on climate policy appear to be positive. The company appears to support the EU Green Deal, and its 2050 climate neutral target, according to a January 2021 opinion piece in Financier Worldwide. Despite previous comments in a 2019 blog from company chairman Antonio Llardén emphasizing the need to ensure European and Spanish climate targets are realistic and within capacity. Nonetheless, Enagás is supportive of the need for climate regulation, stating in its 2020 Annual Report, published in April 2021, that as part of the ‘We Mean Business Coalition’, the company is committed to driving policies towards a low-carbon economy, such as carbon pricing. While Llardén also signed a 2020 joint letter to support a COVID-19 recovery plan that focused on economically stimulating and environmentally sound policies in Spain.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Enagás’ engagement with climate-related regulation appears to be mixed, albeit relatively limited. In its 2018 CDP Climate Change Information Disclosure, the company advocated to weaken the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) by supporting the exclusion of certain emitting facilities from the scheme. However, the company appeared to support of the inclusion of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in EU climate legislation in its 2020 CDP Climate Change Information Disclosure.

Enagás also appears to support the EU’s 2030 55% GHG emission reduction target, according to a January 2021 opinion piece in Financier Worldwide. In its 2021 response to the Impact Inception Assessment on legislation to prevent methane leakage in the energy sector, the company stated support to accelerate methane emissions reductions to meet the EU’s climate ambitions. In its 2020 CDP Climate Change Information Disclosure, Enagás appeared to support the EU’s Methane Strategy, stating the need to ensure alignment of methane emissions reductions with the EU’s 2050 climate objective.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Enagás does not appear to support the energy transition, consistently advocating for the long-term role of fossil gas in the energy mix and transport sector. For example, supporting the continued role of fossil gas in the energy mix, to transition away from coal, without placing clear conditions for CCS or methane emissions abatement in a 2020 consultation response. While the company also supported the long-term role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the heavy transport sector in an August 2021 blog. Enagás CEO Marcelino Oreja signed a joint letter to the European Commission in March 2021, calling for the inclusion of hydrogen and fossil gas blending in the EU’s Hydrogen Strategy, which has the potential to lock-in fossil gas in the energy mix. In a 2020 joint letter to EU policymakers, the CEO also supported a weakening of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy by advocating for the inclusion of fossil gas as a transition technology, stating its desirability in the long-term for the replacement of coal.

In its 2020 CDP Climate Change Information Disclosure, Enagás supported a weakening of the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive, by advocating for a technological neutral approach that maintains a role for fossil gas, in particular LNG in the transport sector. However, the organization appears to support the expansion of renewable hydrogen and biomethane to aid decarbonizing the energy mix, as stated in its 2020 Annual Report, published in April 2021, and by chairman Antonio Llardén in a 2020 press release.

Industry Association Governance: Enagás publicly discloses a limited list of industry association memberships but does not comment on how the company is attempting to influence these groups, nor has it published a full review of its industry association links. The company has links to trade associations similarly engaged on climate policy with broadly positive to mixed positions, including Gas Infrastructure Europe, and Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE).

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.