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Cefic
Written by Nick
03 Oct 2013

Summary: Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe. Learn more about Cefic.

ceficCefic members are:

  • corporations - with a production base in Europe and a worldwide turnover in chemicals of more than €1 billion,
  • European national federations, and
  • sectoral businesses - with a production base in Europe and a worldwide turnover in chemicals of less than €1 billion.

This member community is complemented by partnerships with industry associations representing various sectors in the value chain.

Energy efficiency has always been part of the Cefic's energy activities. As a result, Cefic staff has extensive experience in energy efficiency and are able to draw upon a large network of energy efficiency experts. The Cefic energy programme has been recently working on the following subjects regarding energy efficiency:

  • Contributing to the energy efficiency discussions in the context of the EU's Energy Efficiency Plan, the Energy Efficiency Directive proposal, the Energy Roadmap 2050 and other EU policy initiatives around energy and climate issues.
  • Since 2008, coordinating the CARE+ project aimed at helping SMEs in the chemical industry improve their energy efficiency. The project was co-funded under the IEE programme in 2008-2011 and continues to be promoted and implemented at the European and international level.
  • Between 1992 and 2005, implementing a Voluntary Energy Efficiency Programme (VEEP). VEEP 2005 was a unilateral commitment of the European chemical industry to reduce its specific energy consumption by 20% between 1990 and 2005.

Cefic has a proven track record in managing European and global industry programmes, including Responsible Care.

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For all matters relating to SPiCE³ in Cefic, please contact:

Guy Parker - Manager Energy and Climate Policy

Phone: +32 2 676 7367
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guy parkerGuy Parker joined Cefic at the start of 2015 after 8.5 years working at the Brussels representation office for Europe's nuclear energy industry. There, he worked on horizontal issues related to EU and Member State energy policy, as well as topics such as management systems, education, training & knowledge management, and nuclear safety. Prior to the nuclear industry, Guy worked in Brussels in the DG Enterprise Technical Assistance Office for the Euro Info Centre (EIC) network supporting SMEs across Europe. He was involved in network animation, development of projects for the EC, and evaluation of proposals from EICs. Guy has been in Belgium since 1999, starting his career with an internship in DG External Relations, and then 2 years at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU.

Dr Peter Botschek - Director Energy, Health, Safety & Environment

Phone: +32 2 676 7397
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peter botschekPeter Botschek has been responsible for energy issues within Cefic for nine years. He manages senior expert groups dealing with energy and climate policy issues such as energy efficiency, competitiveness, emissions trading, and energy markets liberalisation. He has extensive knowledge about the chemical industry's energy profile, its energy consumption patterns, and the various initiatives on energy efficiency. He has been involved in many projects on energy efficiency, including the IEA work on developing energy efficiency indicators for industry sectors in the context of the G8 process, the drafting of the IPPC Reference document on energy efficiency, the industry contribution to the CHP comitology procedure, and the energy efficiency discussions in the context of the European Commission High Level Group on Energy, Competitiveness and Environment. He also has substantial experience in working with the European Commission, such as through the Madrid and Florence Fora and the ETS Review. Peter has involved SMEs in Cefic energy work.


Françoise Minne - Project Assistant

Phone: +32 2 676 7354
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francoise minneSince October 1994, Françoise has been working as an assistant for Euro Chlor, an affiliate of Cefic representing the European chlor-alkali industry. She helps the Euro Chlor executive director in his everyday workload and is involved more specifically in membership relations, statistics and event logistics. In April 2013, Françoise joined the Cefic Energy programme as a part-time project assistant for SPiCE3.

 

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