The Role of Bioenergy in the Energy Union – Nordic Perspectives seminar

This seminar was organised by the Chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers on October 7th at the Finnish Permanent Representation in Brussels.


10:00-10:10 Introduction and welcome, Minna Kivimäki, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

10:10-10:30 Role of bioenergy in the Energy Union, Giulio Volpi, Policy officer, Renewables and CCS policy, DG ENER, European Commission

10:30-11:30 Presentations by Nordic countries on their energy and climate strategy 2030 and the role of bioenergy in meeting the energy and climate objectives

  • Sweden, Sara Emanuelsson, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • Denmark, Jane Glindvad Kristensen, Head of Office, Danish Energy Agency
  • Norway, Jon Audun Kvalbein, Advisor, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • Finland, Päivi Janka, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

11:30 – 12:00 Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives* - role of bioenergy, Markus Wråke, CEO, Energiforsk - the Swedish Energy Research Centre and Dr Mattias Bisaillon, Energy and Waste Management Specialist, Profu, Sweden

12:00-12:30 Panel discussion with presenters, Moderator: Markus Wråke , CEO, Energiforsk - the Swedish Energy Research Centre

* Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (NETP 2016) is a Nordic edition of the International Energy Agency’s
(IEA) global Energy Technology Perspectives 2016.