About: Oettinger

Energy 14-07-2011

Whodunit? Energy Efficiency Directive gutted

Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger abandoned the proposal to oblige power companies to reduce customers' energy use, effectively gutting the EU's long-awaited Energy Efficiency Directive, argue Brook Riley and Erica Hope.
Climate change 26-07-2010

Pay Eastern Europe to cut emissions and move to 30%

Europe can increase its emissions reduction target if it finds ways to redirect funding from Western to Eastern European countries, which oppose the move to a more ambitious commitment to fight climate change, writes David Buchan from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.