Nordic region to become warmer and wetter

March 9th, 2012

A new report indicates mainly beneficial impacts of warmer, wetter climate on renewable energy sources in the Nordic and Baltic countries, although safety aspects will have to be considered further.

The project Climate and Energy Systems, funded partly by Nordic Energy Research, has published a report assessing the impacts of 21st century climate change on the development and use of renewable energy our region.The main emphasis is on the utilisation of hydropower, wind power and biomass energy.


Sustainable Energy Systems 2050

March 8th, 2012

Sustainable Energy Systems 2050 is the seventh edition of Nordic Energy Research’s main research funding programme, spanning from 2011 to 2014. The aim of the programme is to develop new knowledge and solutions, supporting the transition to a sustainable energy system in 2050.

Working Group for Renewable Energy

March 7th, 2012

Increasing focus is being placed on the development of renewable energy in all the Nordic countries. The Working Group for Renewable Energy is charged with supporting the Nordic countries’ efforts in renewable energy development. The group commissions analyses and provides advice to the Energy Ministers of the Nordic countries.

Working Group for Sparsely Populated Areas

March 7th, 2012

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Working Group for Scarcely Populated Areas has as its main task to support the Nordic countries’ work in securing access to sustainable energy in areas that are either isolated or in the periphery of the central energy grid. This work happens through project activities, the exchange of experiences and the forming of networks across borders.

Nordic Energy Research Programme (2007-2010)

March 7th, 2012

Nordic Energy Research’s main research programme for 2007-2010  had  a total budget of 150 million NOK, with 86 million NOK provided by Nordic Energy Research. The program consisted of 16 high quality cooperative projects. The thematic areas of the program were climate and energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, hydrogen technology and energy markets.

Nordic Energy Research launches new large research programmes every fourth year. From 2011 to 2014 our main research programme is “Sustainable Energy Systems 2050”  focusing on one overall theme.

Alcohol (Spirits) and Ethers as marine fuel

March 7th, 2012

The main goal of the project is to test the use of methanol and di-methyl ether (DME) as shipping fuels in a full-scale pilot project and to find the best environmental and economic alternative for a sustainable and successful maritime transport industry.

The Nordic Way

March 6th, 2012

In October 2012, Nordic Energy Research established an online energy portal – The Nordic Way. This portal will serve as a source of visual information on the Nordic energy sector that is of relevance to decision makers in the field. The Nordic Way builds on the accomplishments of the Nordic Energy Solutions Project (2009-2011).

Nordic Energy Solutions (2009-2011)

February 16th, 2012

From 2009-2011, Nordic Energy (website no longer in effect, please see was the Nordic Council of Ministers’ official branding and information portal for Nordic competencies in the sustainable energy sector. The web-based portal presents market-ready solutions, inspirational new projects, as well as research activities and policies from the Nordic region.

100 cool solutions – 1 book

January 3rd, 2012

The Cool 100 Book is an initiative illustrating how the task of switching to sustainable energy has been approached in a number of countries with isolated communities and/or cold climates.

The book, which is the result of funding, from among others Nordic Energy Research, takes a practical approach at describing various initiatives associated with the introduction of new energy supply solutions.

Climate and Energy Systems

December 9th, 2011

A report on impacts, risks and adaptation to climate change in the Nordic and Baltic countries.