Lidegaard: 'We fought like lions for the Energy Efficiency Directive'
(euractiv.com 15 Jun 12) Negotiations were tough on the Energy Efficiency Directive, but now only the signature is missing on one of the Danish EU presidency’s key priorities, said Danish Climate and Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard.
The directive, agreed on Wednesday evening (13 June) by EU negotiators, aimed to cut down Europe’s energy consumption by 20%, but after negotiations the target will be set at 17%.
“It is with great pleasure that the Danish presidency has made a deal with the European Parliament and the Commission,” Lidegaard told the Danish daily Politiken after the negotiations.
“It has been underway for a long time and there have been tough negotiations. Therefore I also have to say that, this is a deal which will be approved on Friday by my colleagues and I when we have the meeting in the Council,” Lidegaard said.
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