Vote on Fuel quality directive and renewable energy directive: - extracts from the vote on the report Corinne LEPAGE (ALDE, FR) - extracts from the debate held on the 09/09/2013

Type: News   Reference: 94420   Duration: 00:04:47  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 11/09/2013   First transmission: 11/09/2013
Parliament has called for a cap on the use of traditional biofuels and a speedy switchover to new biofuels from alternative sources such as seaweed and waste, in a vote on draft legislation on Wednesday. The measures aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from the increasing turnover of agricultural land to biofuel production. "I welcome the Parliament vote in favour of correct accounting of greenhouse gas emissions including indirect land use change and in favour of a reasonable cap on first generation biofuels. This is an important signal that support should be focused on advanced biofuels from 2020. Taking indirect land use change into account is important for the integrity of the EU climate change policy", said lead MEP Corinne Lepage (ALDE, FR) after amendments to the draft legislation were approved with 356 votes in favour to 327 against and 14 abstentions. "I regret however that the Parliament did not give a negotiation mandate that would have allowed the file to be concluded without further delay in order to give industry certainty regarding its investments", she added.

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00:00:00 TITLE : Vote on Fuel quality directive and renewable energy directive: - extracts from the vote on the report Corinne LEPAGE (ALDE, FR) (09/09/2013) 00:00:05
00:00:05 EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg. 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (French) Corinne LEPAGE (ALDE, FR) : English translation : "There are 4 main objectives here: firstly we want to finish with unsustainable policies which nowadays consists in deciding either to consume the crops as fuel either to turn them into food. Secondly, taking into account the investment provided by the industrials who have benefited of large amounts of European funds since 2009 so to develop so-called first generation bio-fuels. Thirdly, to largely promote in the coming years new-generation bio-fuels, for instance those who are elaborated from algae, from power to gas, from carbon capture. Finally, develop an effective policy, so to reach our objectives in term of green-house gas reduction." 00:01:02
00:01:12 SOUNDBITE (French) Corinne LEPAGE (ALDE, FR) : English translation : "The debate was tough as the various economic interests really made their presence felt." 00:00:06
00:01:18 SOUNDBITE (German) Günther OETTINGER, Commissioner for Energy : "What we want to achieve is sustainability of biofuels reaching a stable level, regardless which country they come from or from which raw material. This is true for the 2020 framework and with the green paper indirectly already we opened the discussion on how mobility will be, in the next decades and in renewables". 00:00:27
00:01:45 SOUNDBITE (German) Günther OETTINGER, Commissioner for Energy : "There are many proposals with regard to electric vehicles, the use of hydroelectric power, and the truth is that electro mobility is something that is making small steps and it's going to have a smaller proportion of the market than we hoped some years ago. There is a future for it, there are prospects, but all of this is going will require much more time than many people would have originally hoped for". 00:00:52
00:02:37 SOUNDBITE (German) Günther OETTINGER, Commissioner for Energy : "We continue to believe that biofuels are suitable instrument for a bio economy, for aviation and other forms of transport but they must be both reasonably priced and sustainable". 00:00:17
00:02:54 Close shot on Rapporteur Corinne LEPAGRE (ALDE, FR) during the vote. 00:00:02
00:02:56 Vice-Chair putting putting the resolution to the vote : 9 shots. 00:00:31
00:03:27 Electronic diplay : Result of the vote on the Commission proposal : adopted. Voting : 697 ; In favour : 356 ; Against : 327 ; Abstentions : 14. 00:00:02
00:03:29 Rapporteur Corinne LEPAGE (ALDE, FR) asking to postpone the vote on the legislative resolution. : 2 shots. 00:00:17
00:03:46 Vice-Chair putting to the vote the proposal to postpone : 6 shots. 00:00:00
00:03:46 Vice-Chair putting the resolution to the final vote : 7 shots. 00:00:20
00:04:06 Electronic display : result of the proposal to postpone the vote : rejected by one vote. In favour of the postponement : 346 ; Against : 347 ; Abstentions : 10. 00:00:30
00:04:36 Close shot Rapporteur Corinne LEPAGE indicating her intention to vote againsst the legislative resolution. 00:00:04
00:04:40 Vice-Chair announcing the result of the final vote : 3 shots. Electronic diplay : Voting : 699 ; AIn favour : 552 ; Against : 126 ; Abstentions : 21. 00:00:05
00:04:45 Close shot on Rapporteur Corinne LEPAGE (ALDE, FR) expressing her dismiss after to the vote result. 00:00:02
00:04:47 END. 00:00:00
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