Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 launched in Stockholm
Nordic Energy Research, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency and a number of leading research institutes, launched Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 in Stockholm on Monday
Nordic Energy Research, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency and a number of leading research institutes, launched Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 in Stockholm on Monday. The launch event was at full capacity, with a live video stream of the launch accommodating viewers online.
Swedish Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan opened proceedings:
I think […] that it’s important to continue to develop our cooperation [between Nordic countries], both when it comes to further integrating our common market with more interconnectors, but also more cooperation when it comes to research policy and development. Because a lot of the challenges we are seeing in, for example, the Swedish system, are best met in a Nordic context, I would say. That would be more cost-efficient, and that would be more beneficial for our industries and for our citizens, than if every country tried to solve them for themselves.
Presentations by Kamel Ben Naceur of the IEA and Hans Jørgen Koch from Nordic Energy Research put the report in the context of the energy and climate targets set by the Nordic countries and the wider international community. Markus Wråke of IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute presented the main findings of the report, showing the developments in the energy sector needed to meet these targets.
The report presents three key strategic actions: 1. Creating a Nordic energy system that is more distributed, interconnected and flexible; 2. Ramping up the development of technology to de-carbonise long-distance transport and industry; and 3. Utilising the positive momentum of cities to accelerate decarbonisation and energy efficiency efforts in transport and buildings.