An event for investors held Wednesday (November 29) in Dublin showcased the latest Nordic advances in the areas of offshore wind, wave, bioenergy, carbon-neutral and district-heating policy solutions.
The event, which was hosted by the Nordic embassies in Ireland and is part of the ‘Nordic Solutions’ drive to spread know-how based on advances in renewability in the Nordic countries and spur further investment in the area, included discussions on public-private ownerships, investment, planning and regulation.
The objective was also to provide information to Irish policymakers.
“Learning from, and collaborating with, our Nordic neighbours can help us to deliver on the ambition [to meet future climate obligations], especially as we look to harness our offshore resources and create sustainable local business and industry around this activity,” said Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Jim Gannon. “The Nordic Green event provides an excellent platform for this collaboration to begin in earnest”
“Nordic Solutions” is a €10 million initiative based on the belief that Nordic experience and solutions in solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass power can be applied elsewhere in the world. The idea is to reduce dependency on fossil fuels without negatively affecting jobs and the economy.
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