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Tuesday, 10 March 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

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  President.

– Question No 31 by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (H-0068/09)

Subject: Measures for the promotion of products and services that help increase energy efficiency and promote renewable energies

At the Spring European Council in 2008, the Heads of State and Government agreed on a future review of the Energy Taxation Directive aimed at promoting an increase in the percentage of renewable energy as a proportion of the total energy used.

Increasing energy efficiency is one of the quickest, safest and cheapest ways of reducing EU dependence on third country energy resources, lowering energy consumption and cutting CO2 emissions and the European public’s expenditure on energy bills.

In the light of the need to increase energy efficiency, could the Commission indicate what measures and financial and fiscal instruments it has in mind to promote products and services that help increase energy efficiency and promote renewable energies?

 
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