Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize to energy company SEV

27.10.15 | News
Vinder af Nordisk Råds natur- og miljøpris 2015
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Magnus Froderberg/norden.org
The Faroese energy company SEV was awarded the Nature and Environment Prize at the ceremony in Reykjavík.

SEV Director Hákun Djurhuus was handed the Northern Lights statuette and DKK 350,000 prize by last year’s winner, Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson.

The Adjudication Committee wrote:

“The prize goes to the Faroese electricity company SEV for its ambitious targets and innovation. SEV’s work is not only important for the phasing in of renewable energy in the Faroe Islands, but also for the European grid as a whole. 

Its ambitious targets and the creative nature of its efforts to reduce dependency on fossil fuels make SEV a worthy recipient of the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2015.”

Direktør Hákun Djurhuus fra SEV modtog Nordisk Råds natur- og miljøprisen 2015. Prisen går til det færøske elselskab SEV for dets ambitiøse mål og innovative tiltag for en grøn elektrificering af det færøske el-net. Arbejdet er ikke kun af betydning for indfasningen af fornybar energi på Færøerne, men også for det europæiske net. På grund af dets ambitiøse mål og kreative indsats for at reducere brugen af fossile brændstoffer er SEV en værdig vinder af Nordisk Råds natur- og miljøpris 2015.