BRUSSELS, 14 MAR – “The clean technology industry is essential to achieve the objectives set out in the European Green Deal and in the digital transition and is a rapidly growing market”. Thus the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in an interview with the press agencies gathered in the European Newsroom (Enr) project. “By 2030 the market” for clean technology “will triple”, explained the president, recalling that “investments made last year exceeded one trillion, or 30% more than the previous year”. “This package” which includes the reform of the electricity market, the green industrial plan and the European law on critical raw materials, “shows us that it is possible to reduce emissions and have a growth strategy at the same time”, added von der Leyen , underlining the EU’s intention to “remain at the forefront” in the clean technology sector. “Exporting our technologies is one of the most important growth drivers for us” she remarked, explaining that “it is in the common interest of all Member States to move forward and develop our clean technology industry”. In the EU Net Zero Industry Act “there is not a single point that is protectionist”. Thus the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in an interview with the press agencies gathered in the European Newsroom (Enr) project, regarding the controversies that have arisen over the plan for the zero-emissions European industry which will be presented in the coming days . “The Net Zero Industry Act is very open: by complying with our standards, everyone can access the market. This is our decision to invest in zero-emission industry and to facilitate the development of new clean technologies”, reducing “administrative and bureaucratic burdens” and thus accelerating with permits for technologies related to the green transition. “There is not a single point that is protectionist – warned the president -. We’ve had discussions on these topics, but we’ve made a decision a lot, knowing that we have this open attitude to work together with like-minded partners.” (HANDLE).
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