Oettinger: Energy savings target still possible
(EurActiv.com, 23 Apr 12) The European Commission and the Danish EU presidency said the Energy Efficiency Directive could "realistically" come together in the next couple of months, despite member states' consistent watering down of the proposal.
"I think realistically a solution is possible under the Danish presidency," Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger told journalists on Friday (20 April) after an informal energy council meeting in Horsens, Denmark.
A deal to deliver a 20% energy savings target is still be possible by 1 July, the commissioner said.
"The real message was that there was no blockade from anybody," Oettinger added, referring to meeting in Horsens. "My hope is we can come to a solution in June in an ambitious manner that will realise this 20% target."
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