Nordic Energy Research

Nordic Solutions for Global challenges Intro Africa

Nordic co-operation to develop new, sustainable, competitive energy solutions

We are at a climate crossroads. It is absolutely crucial that we keep the focus on green solutions. We must actively pursue synergies between economic recovery and green transition

Dan Jørgensen (2020)
Danish Minister
Climate, Energy and Utilities.

Rapid changes in energy and climate technology and policies are key drivers for Nordic Energy Research. 

The vision for Nordic energy co-operation is to develop Nordic countries as global leaders in smart energy, securing the world’s most integrated and intelligent low-emission green economy, characterised by security of supply and a high level of competitiveness.

To this end, Nordic Energy Research funds and promotes Nordic co-operation to develop new, sustainable, competitive energy solutions. The aim is to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels and create new growth industries based on green technology.  

Nordic Energy Research drives Nordic energy research, cooperation and policy development under the Nordic Council of Ministers, generating research and input to energy technology policy-making in the Nordic region. Nordic Energy Research serves as a link between industry, research and policy makers and is connected to the national political systems of the five Nordic countries.

The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council are forums for official Nordic co-operation which includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. 

To achieve the vision of making the Nordic region the most sustainable and integrated region in the world, the Nordic Council of Ministers commissioned former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila to conduct a strategic review of how Nordic energy co-operation might develop over the next 5–10 years.  

On 20 June 2017, he Ollila presented his report: ‘Nordic Energy Co-operation, Strong today – stronger tomorrow’, containing 14 proposals for closer Nordic collaboration, the result of over a year’s work.

The level of ambition has to be high. We need to set a goal of developing the smartest energy system in the world and finding the most cost-effective solutions for the green transition.

Jorma Ollila
former CEO of Nokia

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