EU Sustainable Energy Week 2010 "E-bike race"
End production: 24/03/2010 First transmission: 24/03/2010
In the framework of EU Sustainable Energy Week, Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, took part in an electric bike race, on a circuit outside the Berlaymont building, on 24 March 2010. The 'E-bike race', was organized in collaboration with the Austrian Region of Steiermark. The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign was a European Commission initiative in the framework of the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme, which aimed to raise public awareness and promote sustainable energy production and use among individuals and organizations, private companies and public authorities, professional and energy agencies, industry associations and NGOs across Europe.
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||E-bikes, in front of Beralymont building, in Brussels
||Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, getting ready for the race
||Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, on E-bike
||Günther Oettinger, on E-bike
||Günther Oettinger, Janez Potočnik, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, at the start of the E-bike race (4 shots)
||Günther Oettinger, Janez Potočnik, and Johannes Hahn, running on E-bike (5 shots)
||Cutaway of a cameraman
||Soundbite by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH): I think that it is very well combining my both portfolios, the previous for Science and Research and this one, for Environment; so using the technical advancements for the purpose of protecting the environment and I think the bike is a very good technical solution and for pollution; it is pushing in way, that we will use more of that kind of mobility transport in the cities, but on the other hand, it is allowing the passengers to travel really fast; so it is a good combination of human speed which is cause by cycling and also electrical engine which is helping.
||Janez Potočnik, being interviewed