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Business representatives from the CLG and Green Growth Platform meet with Members of the European Parliament

last modified Oct 07, 2015 12:06 PM
3 December 2014 – The representatives met the MEPs in the European Parliament to make the case for a low carbon economy as MEPs settle into their new five-year mandate. The businesses, including 3M, BT, Doosan Power, EDF Energy, Ikea, Novozymes, Shell and Unilever, enjoyed a dynamic conversation with a cross-party selection of MEPs who congratulated the cross-sectoral group for coming forward with sound evidence.

 

The discussion covered the development of the low carbon industry in Europe, high energy prices, enhancing investment in Europe, and innovation. Businesses stressed the need to have strong signals and frameworks showing the clear commitment to a low carbon economy in order to keep companies competitive and staying in Europe. Regarding the urgent discussions in the European Parliament on reform of the European Emissions Trading Scheme and the transport fuels regulation, the MEPs stressed the need for help from industry to make strong arguments and bring forward clear solutions that make business sense and foster decarbonisation. 

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