Visit of Connie Hedegaard to Danmark

Type: Report   Reference: I-077278   Duration: 10:04:07  Lieu:
End production: 08/04/2013   First transmission: 08/04/2013
On 8 April 2013, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, together with industry and public sector representatives from 10 European Member States, participated in a field trip to visit leading energy efficiency business-cases in Denmark. Connie Hedegaard visited Grundfos and Danish Crown. This field trip - Engage in Energy Efficient Production - was organised by the Confederation of Danish Industries, in support of the European Commission climate action campaign "A world you like", which puts focus on the no-regret solutions where economic benefits and climate action go hand in hand.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Truck and exterior view of Grundfos in Bjerringbro, Denmark 00:00:11
10:00:16 Arrival of Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action 00:00:12
10:00:28 Presentation by Karen Touborg, Functional Manager at Grundfos 00:00:07
10:00:35 Soundbite by Karen Touborg (in ENGLISH) saying that Grundfos has committed never to admit more CO2 than they did in 2008 in absolute numbers; it means that, even though they planned for an economic growth, they will not admit more CO2 than in 2008; it will be locked - or there will be a cap on that level. 00:00:18
10:00:53 Connie Hedegaard in meeting room (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:01:05 General view of the meeting room 00:00:05
10:01:10 Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) saying that they we have a market based system, putting a price on CO2 pollution; that makes a lot of sense to business; it makes a lot of sense to business to have a level playing field on this in 27 different Member States. 00:00:20
10:01:30 Cutaway of people in the meeting room 00:00:05
10:01:35 Soundbite by Connie Hedegaard (in ENGLISH) asking: should we just buy the bills for business as usual?; saying that that would be very pricey also for humans, that would have severe consequences; we should instead invest in smarter, cleaner solutions, that would benefit our own environment, but at the same time it could also give us a competitive edge; saying that she is absolutely convinced that in the 21st century, those who are must energy and resource efficient will also be best placed on the markets, including the export markets. 00:00:26
10:02:02 Presentation by Carsten Bjerg, President of Grundfos Group 00:00:09
10:02:12 Soundbite by Carsten Bjerg (in ENGLISH) saying that programmes to reduce our energy consumption are important for us in Europe and for the world, because the world is facing so big changes and so big challenges on energy and CO2 emissions and climate change; as a pump manufacturer, Grundfos should be quiet about all these challenges because one thing that for sure will happen when climate changes is that water will be in the wrong places and a lot more pumps will be needed; however, they simply cannot allow themselves to think like that; that is why they are investing in doing the right thing, and that is to prevent these problems from occurring. 00:00:37
10:02:49 Shot inside Grundfos factory 00:00:09
10:02:59 Connie Hedegaard visiting the factory (4 shots) 00:00:20
10:03:19 Danish flag and Danish Crown flag outside Danish Crown factory in Horsens, Denmark 00:00:05
10:03:24 General exterior view and bus arriving 00:00:06
10:03:30 Connie Hedegaard getting out of the bus and shaking hands with Danish Crown staff (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:03:42 Soundbite by Charlotte Thy, Environmental Manager at Danish Crown, (in ENGLISH) saying that in Danish Crown they produce as efficiently as they can; they don't waste any resources, any parts of the pig and they don't waste any energy; they work on reducing their energy consumption all the time, and do it as efficiently as they can. 00:00:17
10:03:59 Pigs on row 00:00:07
10:04:07 Connie Hedegaard visiting the factory; pigs (5 shots) 00:00:34
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