Theme Session 2023: Energy supply at a time of uncertainty.

23.02.23 | News
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How should the Nordic countries address the challenges posed by the ongoing energy crisis? Nordic parliamentarians will discuss this pressing issue at the Nordic Council Theme Session in Reykjavík, 14–15 March.

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.

Several of the Nordic energy markets are closely interlinked, so it is a good idea to discuss the topic at Nordic level.

Nordic Council, Jorodd Asphjell 

The Theme Session and the regular Annual Session in October/November are the two occasions when all 87 parliamentarians on the Nordic Council gather to debate and make decisions in plenary.