Extracts from the statement by José Manuel Barroso, on Energy and Climate change Package, at the EP Plenary session
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 23/01/2008 First transmission: 23/01/2008
In January 2007 the European Commission put forward an integrated energy/climate change proposal that addressed the issues of energy supply, climate change and industrial development. Two months later, European Heads of State endorsed the plan and agreed to an Energy Policy for Europe.
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, presented this proposal to the European Parliament in Brussels.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior of the European Parliament, Brussels
||José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, saying (in ENGLISH) that the package adds up to a detailed roadmap to bring about the political vision agreed last year.To bring about a 20% cut in the greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, and be ready to step up to 30% with an international agreement. To reach 20% of energy use through renewables by 2020. (3 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso, saying (in ENGLISH) that the package includes an updated Emissions Trading System, new rules to stimulate carbon capture and storage and new state aid rules; that part of our mandate was the 10% target for biofuels, so that transport plays a part in emissions cuts. (3 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso, saying (in ENGLISH) that there is a cost, but it is manageable.
||José Manuel Barroso saying (in ENGLISH) that Europe's leadership also means showing how the technology is there; that the renewables sector alone will bring one million jobs by 2020; that he's sure that once again, European industry will show its ability to innovate and adapt. (4 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso saying (in ENGLISH) that the economic point and the security of supply point is also a great argument for European unity, to show that we need a strong European Union, but that the world also needs a strong EU to face the challenges of the 21st Century (9 shots)
||Cutaways (5 shots)