On 11 February, BusinessGreen reported that the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger had rebutted any possibility of the EU's emissions reduction target being increased to 30 per cent unless there was full support from big players (such as the US and China). Commissioner Oettinger said that a tougher emissions target could “push industries towards the Far East”. The EU would, according to Commissioner Oettinger, be willing to go to a 30 per cent reduction target, “if big global partners will follow us”.