Energy Union implications and implementation in the Nordic countries and Baltic States


Date: 11-12 May 2016
Venue: Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn, Estonia
Language: English
Target groups: experts, civil servants, decision makers, entrepreneurs and public interest groups that work with energy efficiency and low carbon energy sources, but also on governance system
Participation: registration has ended

The conference initiated by the Nordic Council of Ministers Committee of Senior Officials for Energy Policy is set to discuss EU's Energy Union perspectives and implementation in the Nordic countries and Baltic states. The overarching aim is to underpin smart decision-making on the regional level.

The idea of the EU's Energy Union initiative is to establish principles and instruments to achieve EU targets for 2030 in the field of energy and climate. Policy responses and rapid actions are necessary in order to make the transition to low-carbon economy. The EU has already decided on the principles of the Energy Union and is in the phase of delivering several dimensions and initiatives of the Energy Union. All the five policy dimensions in the Energy Union concept are to deliver towards 2030.

How to define new policies at EU level, regional level and in individual member states is being discussed at the moment and 2016 should be the year of delivery. At the Nordic-Baltic conference in Tallinn two thematic dimensions of the Energy Union will be discussed more specifically: energy efficiency and renewable energy.

We shall bring you updates on:

  • How do the governments and agencies of the Nordic and Baltic states view the energy policies development towards 2030 within the framework of the Energy Union?
  • Which policies of energy efficiency are the most cost effective in the Nordic and Baltic states?
  • How will the framework for the promotion of renewable energy develop towards 2030?
  • How to design the best suited EU regulations to reach 2030 targets?
  • Will the new governance system contribute to reaching overall target and improve national measures?
  • What will be the value of co-operation on the regional level? Role of markets?
  • Interplay between EU targets, national plans and voluntary targets?

Invited speakers from International Energy Agency, EU Commission, Nordic and Baltic government institutions and private sector shall put forward their reasoning.

First and foremost, the conference is aimed at civil servants, experts and respective entrepreneurs. For experts and civil servants we offer assistance in developing and fine-tuning policy design or regulatory affairs strategies, research best practices and compare policies; analyse the impact of actual and proposed regulations. Entrepreneurs can expect guidance in understanding policy trends and impacts, assessing attractiveness and emergence of markets, execute strategic planning and resource allocation.

Main local partner of the conference is the Ministry of Communications and Economic Affairs of Estonia. Other Nordic and Baltic state institutions have been involved in setting up the agenda.