Visit of Günther Oettinger to Portugal: 23/07/2013

Type: Report   Reference: I-080933   Duration: 10:04:44  Lieu:
End production: 23/07/2013   First transmission: 23/07/2013
On 23 July 2013, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, travelled to Porto, Portugal, where he participated in the “Energy Policy-Infrastructures, sustainability and Efficiency” conference, which was attended by Artur Trindade, Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy. He also went to Viana do Castelo to visit the wind turbines manufacturers Eolic and Enercon, and to Póvoa de Varzim to observe the EDP wind float. On this occasion, he met with António Mexia, CEO of EDP – Energias de Portugal.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Fundação de Serralves sign, in Porto, Portugal 00:00:05
10:00:10 Arrival of Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, and handshake with Artur Trindade, Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy 00:00:14
10:00:25 General view of the room Serralves, during Günther Oettinger's speech. 00:00:04
10:00:29 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): Portugal has large energy assets which at a time when Portugal is going through particularly challenging times have to be borne in mind more than ever. 00:00:09
10:00:39 Cutaway of a cameraman during Günther Oettinger's speech 00:00:04
10:00:43 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): We need to complete the internal energy market. We need to have a sustainable and fair system of support for renewable energy. And we need the infrastructures to link Portugal to the rest of the European market. 00:00:19
10:01:03 Cutaway of a journalist taking some notes during Günther Oettinger 's speech 00:00:04
10:01:07 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): Today, it is energy trade which can make a contribution to Portugal's welfare 00:00:06
10:01:14 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): The key to regional energy trade is infrastructure. And the key to infrastructure is investment. 00:00:06
10:01:20 Cutway of the audience 00:00:01
10:01:22 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): Building energy infrastructures is a long haul-business. High up-front costs take a long time to recoup. Long planning procedures and bureaucracy increase the risks for new projects. 00:00:15
10:01:38 Cutaway of journalists during Günther Oettinger 's speech 00:00:00
10:01:38 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): The Energy Infrastructure Package Regulation along with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) open up new possibilities to develop the networks of the future. 00:00:10
10:01:48 Cutaway of the audience during Günther Oettinger 's speech 00:00:04
10:01:52 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): Improving the climate for the investments in energy infrastructures is not just my priority. It is a priority of the whole EU. 00:00:09
10:02:02 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): The internal market can offer solutions which a purely national assessment of capacities ignores. 00:00:06
10:02:08 General view of the meeting room 00:00:04
10:02:13 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): Once support is introduced, it should be withdrawn in a predictable and gradual way. Not suddenly, or even worse, retroactively, as we have seen in some Member States. My aim is to propose a number of new principles to ensure that state intervention works in favour of the internal market, and in favour of the policy aims which European leaders have set. I will also seek to ensure that infrastructure projects which receive public support fully comply with the general requirements of the EU energy legislation. Portugal is a good place to look at these questions. On the edge of Europe, this country has much to gain from the European energy market and its interconnections to the rest of the Europe. 00:00:55
10:03:08 General model of ENERCON 00:00:06
10:03:14 General view of the conference room 00:00:06
10:03:20 Günther Oettinger and Artur Trindade attenging the conference 00:00:05
10:03:26 General view of the conference room 00:00:07
10:03:33 Departure of Günther Oettinger (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:03:47 General view of the conference at the EDP windfloat 00:00:05
10:03:52 Günther Oettinger and Artur Trindade attenging the conference 00:00:05
10:03:57 Günther Oettinger walking to the beach with António Mexia, CEO of EDP – Energias de Portugal 00:00:06
10:04:03 Günther Oettinger having a conversation with António Mexia 00:00:05
10:04:09 General view of the windfloat 00:00:05
10:04:14 Günther Oettinger using binoculars to look at the wind float 00:00:05
10:04:19 General views of Günther Oettinger and António Mexia (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:04:32 General view of the windfloat 00:00:04
10:04:37 Handshake between Günther Oettinger and Artur Trindade 00:00:07
10:04:44 General view of the windfloat 00:00:04
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