EU Urges Tech Sector To Lead Way In Emission Cuts

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission's technology chief on Monday called for the information and communications technologies sector to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent over the next six years, warning that current European Union energy efficiency measures would not reach the recently minted goal of a 20 percent reduction by 2020.

Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding argued that the technology sector could "lead the way" by helping to make buildings, e-commerce and individual energy use more efficient.

In mid-December, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved an...
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