Extracts from the press conference by Günther Oettinger on the legislative proposal of the EC for a Directive on energy efficiency

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-070306   Duration: 00:02:48  Lieu:
End production: 22/06/2011   First transmission: 22/06/2011
At a press conference on 22 June 2011, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, presented a new set of measures for increased energy efficiency proposed by the European Commission to fill the gap and put back the EU on track. This proposal for this new directive brings forward measures to step up Member States efforts to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain – from the transformation of energy and its distribution to its final consumption.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 General view with Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy 00:00:05
00:00:10 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in GERMAN) saying that the Commission is adopting a two stage strategy, 2012 and 2013; in these years, foundering measures by Member States will take priority; if Member States make sufficient progress, by adopting numerous measures and implementing many of the Commission's measures and adopting responsibility on their own part, then the Commission will not have to set binding targets for each Member State; but they have told Member States that if they don't make satisfactory progress, the Commission would start on the second stage, that is from 2014 onwards, and would set binding efficiency targets for Member States. 00:00:54
00:01:04 Cutaway of the press room 00:00:05
00:01:09 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in GERMAN) saying that the public sector has 12% of old buildings in Europe and when it comes to service buildings, office buildings, there is huge potential for greater energy efficiency; so the Commission wants public authorities at all levels to set an example, so that the market can react accordingly, so that there is greater certainty for workers in the area of climate, heating and air conditioning. 00:00:45
00:01:55 Cutaway of the press room 00:00:07
00:02:02 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in GERMAN) saying that the principle for subsidiarity and proportionality has been observed; the measures are precise and will lead to the objective; he is grateful for the support received from his fellow Commissioner; they've had lots of discussions with the Parliament and they hope that their proposal will go through the Parliament and the Council without any major changes and without any watering down, so that it will become legislation in Europe and the Member States. 00:00:46
00:02:48 General view of the press room 00:00:07
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