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Report: Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016. Cities, flexibility and pathways to carbon-neutrality

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (NETP 2016) is a Nordic edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) global Energy Technology Perspectives 2016. The report offers a detailed scenario-based analysis of how the Nordic countries can achieve a near carbon-neutral energy system. The Nordic Carbon-Neutral Scenario achieves an 85% reduction of Nordicenergy-related CO2 by 2050 (from 1990 levels) at lowest total cost. This takes place in the context of the IEA’s global 2-degree scenario and uses the same models and assumptions. The analysis is carried out by seven leading Nordic research institutes and the IEA. The project is coordinated and supported by Nordic Energy Research.

Seminar “Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency”, Riga.

Save-the-date 5th October in Riga

How can green investments be financed to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free economy in the most cost-effective way? How are energy efficiency solutions applied, which financial schemes are used, and what are the different experiences on financing energy efficiency across the countries in the Baltic Sea Region?

Baltic Development Forum in close collaboration with the Council of the Baltic Sea States/Baltic 2030 (HA Climate), Ministry of Economics of Latvia (PA Energy/EUSBSR) invites you for a regional seminar “Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency” on 5th October 2017 in Riga.

The aim is to take a Baltic Sea Region perspective on how to exploit the full potential of energy efficiency by demonstrating good examples across the region and showing ways to tap into the region´s potential through transnational knowledge, expertise transfer and enhanced regional cooperation.

The seminar will focus on financing energy efficiency with tfehe aim to shed light on the experiences in applying energy efficiency solutions and various financing schemes used differently across the region. To learn from each other and to build the knowledge required to address the challenges incurred by climate change.

The event will include different viewpoints on how financing of green investments should be realized in the most cost-efficient and commercially viable way. This will include the European policy perspective as well as financial institutions, banks and the industry perspective. Cases with best practices on financing energy efficient solutions, including ESCO models, will be shared to find the best possible solutions to the existing challenges with the tested financing schemes.

The seminar is targeted towards national and municipal organizations, cities, policy and commercial banks, industry representatives working with climate change and energy efficiency solutions.


Proceed with the registration here.

Stay tuned for further updates on the programme.

12.00 Registration. Lunch
12.45 Welcome
Flemming Stender, Director, Baltic Development Forum
Krista Kampus, Senior Adviser and Head of the Sustainable Development Unit – Baltic 2030, Council of the Baltic Sea States

13.00 Key-note by the State Secretary of the Ministry Economics of the Republic of Latvia Juris Stinka – Setting the Scene

13.10 Financing green investments
Paul Hodson, Head of Energy Efficiency unit, DG Energy, European Commission (tbc)
Rafal Rybacky, Head of Public Sector Operations in Poland and the Baltic States, European Investment Bank (tbc)
Patrik Marckert, Senior Manager, Energy & Environment, Nordic Investment Bank
Victor Gancel, Flagship Manager Low Carbon City Lab, Climate-KIC Nordic
Mats Olausson, Green banking expert, SEB (tbc)
Reinis Bērziņš, Chairman of the Board, Altum (tbc)

14.50 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 16.20 Panel on best-practices, including ESCO models
The panelists are to be confirmed. We will hear the views from the following countries:
Norway: Hallvard Benum, Energy Ingineer, Kongsberg municipality
Finland: Päivi Laitila, Head of Energy Efficiency Unit Motiva
Denmark: Køge municipality
Sweden: Sinfra
Estonia: KredEx
Lithuania: Housing and Urban Development Agency

16.30 Summing up and steps ahead

Study: Business aspects of energy-efficient renovations of Sovietera residential districts (2014)

Business aspects of energy-efficient renovations of Sovietera residential districts (2014)

A case study from Moscow

Paiho, Satu; Abdurafikov, Rinat; Hoang, Ha; Castell-Rüdenhausen, Malin zu; Hedman, Åsa Kuusisto, Johanna
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

In this study, the different renovation concepts were analyzed from an economic point of view. At the building level, the costs of different renovation packages varied between €125/m2 and €200/m2 depending on the extent of the selected renovation package.

Study: Energy-efficient renovation of Moscow apartment buildings and residential districts (2013)

Energy-efficient renovation of Moscow apartment buildings and residential districts (2013)

Paiho, Satu; Abdurafikov, Rinat; Hedman, Åsa; Hoang, Ha; Kouhia, Ilpo; Meinander, Malin; Sepponen; Mari
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

The majority of Moscow housing stock has been built after World War II and needs modernization. This publication concentrates on energy-efficient and sustainable renovation and modernization of selected Moscow housing stock. The emphasis is on technical solutions and their energy-saving potentials and possible reduction in emissions.

Study: Integration of the Baltic states into the internal energy market of the EU (2013)

Integration of the Baltic states into the internal energy market of the EU (2013)

Korovina, Ekaterina
University of Tampere

The focus of this thesis is the integration of the Baltic States into the Internal Energy Market of the EU. The object of the study is the Baltic States. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are isolated from the energy system of the EU and cannot create free and open energy market.

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