On 15 June and 16 June, Nordic Energy Research is hosting two events in the Nordic Tent at this year’s Democracy Festival in Denmark – Folkemødet (People’s Festival). Adviser Marton Leander Vølstad is coordinating both events, which will revolve around two themes – coexistence at sea and the Nordic energy trilemma. André Jamholt, Senior Communications Adviser at the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Council, is moderating the two events.

Check out all the events hosted in the Nordic Tent here

Thursday 15 June at 11.45–12.30 (CEST)

Grøn omstilling og havet

The Nordic energy transition requires a massive expansion of offshore wind, which leads to a race for space in the ocean. In some regions, there will be competing interests from different industries for the same marine areas. New uses of the ocean and new offshore energy installations must ensure a balance between competing interests and minimize the impact on marine ecosystems.

The event will build on experiences from the report Coexistence and nature-inclusive design in Nordic offshore wind farms, with discussions between panelists Anne Mette Mosekjær Søndergaard, Head of Public Affairs Denmark at Ørsted, Michael Bindseil, Executive Vice President at COWI, and Erik Bjørn Olsen, Chairman of Levende Hav.

Official event page

Friday 16 June at 14.15–15.00 (CEST)

“Energi og sikkerhed – et nyt trilemma”

The Nordic region has a vision of becoming the most sustainable and integrated region in the world. Safe, cheap, and clean energy is essential to realizing this. But with higher energy prices and the geopolitical situation, there is uncertainty about supply chains, electricity network infrastructure, critical raw materials, and technologies.

With reference to the report The Nordic Energy Trilemma – Security of Supply, Prices and Just Transition, the event will address the question: Can we still achieve our climate goals while ensuring a fair and green transition? Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, will open the event. Line Dybdal, Country Market Director at RambollMette Rose Skaksen, Vice Administrative Director at Green Power DenmarkNadia Gullestrup, EU Youth Delegate to the UN, and Michael Bindseil, Executive Vice President at COWI will participate in the panel debate.

Official event page

Allinge, Bornholm.

Folkemødet takes place in Bornholm, Denmark. Through a wide range of themes, the democracy festival aims to gather all groups and individuals with an interest in democracy, by way of informal conversations, speeches, and meetings.

Read about Adviser Marton Leander Vølstad’s past participation at Folkemødet here