The European Economic Community (EEC) and Canada on Monday (17 December) signed and agreement to continue to work together developing an energy audit vehicle -- popularly known as the "Energy Bus".
GV PAN DOWN EXTERIOR EEC Building in Brussels with "Energy Bus" parked outside
CU writing on side of van and number plate reading "Canada" and "Ontario" (2 shots)
SV AND CU INTERIOR Commission Vice-President Wilhelm Haferkamp (right, wearing glasses) and Canadian Ambassador Richard Tate singing agreement (4 shots)
SV Haferkamp and Tate rise and shake hands after signing documents
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Background: The European Economic Community (EEC) and Canada on Monday (17 December) signed and agreement to continue to work together developing an energy audit vehicle -- popularly known as the "Energy Bus". The vehicle is equipped with instruments to measure and analyse energy consumption in industrial and commercial plants, and to produce suggestions on how to conserve energy.
SYNOPSIS: As the part of the agreement, signed at the Community headquarters in Brussels, Canada brought over one of their own "Energy Busses".
Commission Vice-president Wilhelm Haferkamp signed for the European Community, and Mr Richard Tate for Canada. Incoming months, the vehicle will tour member states of the Community, carrying a team of experts, who will show government officials, members of industrial associations , and journalists what it can do. The bus is equipped with a computer, energy-measuring instruments, demonstration equipment and video units.
During their on-site visits, the Canadians discovered the bus usually reveals energy savings of up to twenty or thirty percent. In Europe, the bus will concentrate on small and medium-sized industrial facilities. Several Community countries have already begun their own programmes, and the Canadians will bring equipment and expertise to advance these schemes.