Nordic energy supply in a time of uncertainty – Expert presentation and panel debate

14.03.23 | Event
Expert presentation and panel debate at the Nordic Council Theme Session 2023 in Reykjavík on Nordic energy supply in a time of uncertainty.


12:30 PM - 01:30 PM


Debate meeting

How should the Nordic countries address the challenges posed by the ongoing energy crisis?

Europe is going through an energy crisis, which is high on the agenda in all the Nordic countries. One of the major causes is the security situation in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Nordic Region faces the “trilemma” of balancing security of supply with sustainability and prices. Official Nordic co-operation seeks to improve security of supply while maintaining an approach to energy that is sustainable, financially fair and in line with the vision of the Nordic Region as the world’s most sustainable and integrated region in 2030. The theme debates provide an opportunity to discuss the Nordic Region’s options for addressing the challenges facing energy supply at a time of uncertainty.

Expert presentations and debate

  • Bryndís Haraldsdóttir, chair of the Icelandic delegation to the Nordic Council
  • Terje Aasland, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
  • Halla Hrund Logadóttir, director, National Energy Authority of Iceland (Orkustofnun)
  • Jarand Rystad, CEO, Rystad Energy (analysis and consulting company)


  • Introduction: Jorodd Asphjell, President of the Nordic Council
  • Presentation of Nordic Energy Research’s (NEF) report, Klaus Skytte, Director of Nordic Energy Research

Panel debate

  • Halla Hrund Logadóttir
  • Klaus Skytte and Ola Elvestuen, chair of the Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region


  • Moderator: Bogi Ágústsson, journalist (IS)