Opec, whose meeting on Tuesday ended with a commitment to continue pumping oil at close to capacity to temper high oil prices and support economic growth, has fostered closer links with consuming countries. We remain committed to work together with other parties, Daukoru told reporters.
Speaking a few hours later at a news conference hosted by EU president Austria, Daukoru said Opec believed renewable energy sources had a role to play in meeting world energy needs. Bush set a target of boosting oil alternatives like ethanol, solar and wind power. We encourage use of these sources as part of the energy mix, Daukoru told the news conference with Austrian Economic Affairs and Labour Minister Martin Bartenstein.