Mirja Adler

Head of Housing and Energy Efficiency Division, Kredex (Estonia)

Financial measures for renovation Estonian housing stock have been successful, since 2010 we have supported renovation with 18 million € of 453 buildings in total 1,1 million m², average heating energy saving expected by the house 41,3%.

Mats Olaf Bladh

Investigator, Swedish Energy Agency

A combination of energy tax, eco-design and agreements.

Dagnija Blumberga

Professor, Director of Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Riga Technical University (Latvia)

Latvia improves energy efficiency by using traditional (financial support from  EU funds) and innovative approaches ( ESCO in residential sector or green investment scheme in other sectors).

Bilyana Chobanova

Energy Efficiency Expert, Energy Charter Secretariat

The Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects is the only international governmental mechanism on energy efficiency with well balanced representation of OECD and non-OECD countries and has been recognized by various stakeholders as a strong platform for stimulating dialogue.

Krzysztof Gierulski

Policy Officer, DG Energy, EU Commission

 A stable and predictable long term political and regulatory framework will be the key incentive for investment in low-carbon technologies and more political certainty. The measures set out in the Energy Efficiency Directive aim to increase efficiency at all stages of the energy chain: generation, transformation, distribution and, finally, consumption.

Lise Kleven Grevstad

Ambassador of Norway to Estonia

Allan Hani

Estonian State Real Estate Ltd.

Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes

President of the European Renewable Energy Council

A stable and reliable policy framework will maintain and accelerate growth of renewable energy. What is most needed, is ambitious implementation of the Renewables Directive and a new and ambitious renewables target for 2030, for the EU and each Member State.

Klas Håkan Johansson

Head of Sustainability, Jernhusen AB (Sweden)

A presentation about how you can innovate energy solutions without being experimental.

Kaja Kallas

Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee, Riigikogu (Estonia)

Bjarne Juul Kristensen

M.Sc. Engineering, Danish Energy Agency

Currently, the Danish implementation seems to be well “on track”, and after the approval in Parliament of a new national energy political agreement until 2020, the ambition level has been increased substantially. The national target is now app. 5%-points higher than the EU-obligations.

Petteri Kuuva

Deputy Director General, Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland

Finland is well on the track to the EU renewable energy target – non-economic barriers of wind power still a challenge.

Madis Laaniste

Head of Renewable Energy Unit, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia is well on track with its 2020 overall renewable energy goal, but the share of renewables in transport sector must be significantly increased.

Carola Lindberg

Energy Analysis Department, Swedish Energy Agency

Dins Merirands

Director of Energy Department, Latvian Ministry of Economics

Vibeke Riekeles

Assistant Director General Section for Energy Use and Green Certificates, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Norway

Vaclovas Miskinis

Head of Laboratory of Energy Systems Research, Lithuanian Energy Institute

Kimmo Sasi

President of the Nordic Council

Rene Tammist

Director, Estonian Renewable Energy Association

A 100% transition to renewable energy in heat and power generation in Estonia is technically feasible, economically viable and environmentally sustainable by 2030, according to the roadmap proposed by the Estonian Renewable Energy Association and the Estonian Council of Environmental NGOs.

Timo Tatar

Head of Energy Department, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Robert Tromop

Head of Energy Efficiency Unit, International Energy Agency

A sustainable energy future is still feasible; but we will need a combination of technologies, high-level political support and changes in lifestyles to get us there.

Raimonds Vejonis

Vice-President of the Baltic Assembly

Political will to think in environmentally friendly terms is a very strong signal.

Johan Vetlesen

Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The Nordic countries policies on renewable energy and energy efficiency are being shaped in an EU/EEA context.

Veljo Volke

Conservation Officer, Estonian Council of Environmental NGOs

Estonian environmental NGOs strongly support move to a renewables-based energy system in Estonia. It is inevitable to make the twin imperatives of renewables deployment and nature conservation  compatible and mutually reinforcing.