About: Gordon Moffat

Energy 10-04-2014

Commission pushes renewable energy into the free market

Renewable energy subsidies that helped spur Europe’s €48-billion-a-year clean energy industry are to be phased out across the continent, under new market-friendly state aid rules announced by the European Commission Wednesday (9 April).
Trade & Society 10-04-2013

‘Backloading’ vote: Europe’s industrial future hangs in the balance

Despite the current slump in carbon prices, the EU Emissions Trading System is working as intended, and should not be amended further, writes Gordon Moffat. Otherwise, rising carbon costs will boost energy prices and make Europe’s industry less competitive in the face of international competition, he argues.
Trade & Society 22-01-2013

Steel chief: Industrial policy ‘needs the support of Barroso’

SPECIAL REPORT / European Union leaders are in broad agreement over the need to encourage manufacturing industries. But walking the talk will require reforms at EU level – on energy, climate and trade – that require clearer support from European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, argues Gordon Moffat, from the Eurofer steel association.