Question for written answer E-002587-17
to the Commission
Tomasz Piotr Poręba (ECR) , Ruža Tomašić (ECR) , Davor Škrlec (Verts/ALE)
NER 300 has awarded EUR 2.1 billion to projects, but the Commission has communicated little on how the scheme has functioned. There have been ad hoc presentations by the Commission at stakeholder conferences, as well as one before Parliament (ITRE hearing on 27 Nov 2013), and some information is made available in the impact assessment of Phase 4 of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS (SWD(2015)0135).
Now that a successor scheme, the ETS Innovation Fund (NER 400) is being set up, likely to be even bigger and with wider scope, it is all the more important to report comprehensively on how NER 300 operated and whether it met its goal of hastening the commercialisation of innovative technology.
The Commission is therefore asked whether it is prepared to publish, at the earliest opportunity,
— A report on the lessons learned in the implementation of NER 300, disclosing which projects are not going ahead;— The report on the verification of Eligibility Criteria Assessment, containing details of the innovative nature of the projects supported, or, if necessary to avoid the release of confidential information, a summary or redacted version of this report?