Extracts from the Press conference by Danuta Hübner, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, on Renewable Energy and Cohesion Policy
Danuta Hübner, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, explained during a press conference how Cohesion policy for 2007-2013 will contribute to developing renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in the EU's regions. Nearly 9 billion euro will be invested in these sectors: the 450 operational programmes for Cohesion policy include 4.8 billion for renewable energies and 4.2 billion for energy efficiency and energy management measures.
For Danuta Hübner, the regions are essential in reaching ambitious goals in this area, as regional authorities are close to suppliers and consumers. She also said that the Cohesion policy applied to this area can be a source of innovation and research, as well as a new field for creating sustainable jobs and growth. SHOTLIST