Statement by Connie HEDEGAARD, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, on the Committee vote on a draft measure implementing the Fuel Quality Directive

Type: News   Reference: 83505   Duration: 00:00:57  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
End production: 23/02/2012   First transmission: 23/02/2012
Statement by Connie HEDEGAARD, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, on the Committee vote on a draft measure implementing the Fuel Quality Directive

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00:00:05 Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, in ENGLISH: Well, with all the heavy lobbyism against the Commission proposal, I must say that I feared that Member States' technical experts would have rejected the Commission proposal in today's experts committee. So, of course, I am glad that this was not the case. Now, the next steps forward. Well, now the Commission's proposal will go to Ministers and I hope governments will realise that unconventional fuels – of course – need to account for their considerably higher emissions through separate values. Exactly as EU Member States' governments have already agreed that we should do it when it comes to biofuels. So this is just the same line being continued, our science-based and non-discriminatory proposal is the right way forward. Also when it comes to fossil fuels." 00:00:52
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