Hearing before the European Parliament

14/01/2010

"Over the next five years I want to contribute, with you, towards a Europeanisation of our energy policy", said Mr Oettinger". We need a comprehensive paradigm shift in energy policy", added the candidate Commissioner, who saw the "decarbonisation of the energy supplies" of the EU and greater energy security as priorities for his term of office.

Security of energy supply, energy efficiency, the role of nuclear power, energy poverty and his own suitability for the post were among matters raised by Members of the EP Industry and Environment Committee at the hearing of Günther Oettinger, Commissioner-designate for Energy.

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