In this article, he claims:
The major stumbling block to getting this dreadful policy reversed was the European commissioner for climate action. It amazed me that one unelected official had such inordinate power in a union of over half-a-billion people. As a result of extensive lobbying and the presentation of a supportive scientific study, the FQD was finally scrapped — but only after the commissioner retired.
For those who don't want to read further, it was a policy which specifically affected oil exports from Canada at the time, and working in the industry I do know he is truthful there - the policy was based on claims from environmental activists which simply weren't true.