Today, Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, will co-chair the EU-Norway Energy Dialogue in Brussels with the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland. Norway is a key partner of the EU in ensuring energy security and pursuing the clean energy transition, particularly in the wake of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
The Dialogue will underscore the common goals set in the launch of the EU-Norway Green Alliance in April 2023 by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Støre. It will also deepen the close energy partnership between Norway and the EU, with Norway now being the EU's largest gas supplier, providing 50% of the EU's pipeline natural gas in the first five months of 2023.
The two parties are expected to discuss energy security, natural gas supplies, power production and electricity connections, methane emissions abatement, as well as policies under the EU's Fit for 55 package and the Net-Zero Industry Act. The Dialogue is also expected to address wind power and grids as the Commission presents today a European Wind Power Package in support of a key sector for the green transition and industrial competitiveness.
At the end of the Dialogue, Commissioner Simson and Minister Aasland will hold a press point which will be available later on EbS.
Today, the Commission is also hosting the 6th EU-Norway Energy Conference. Commissioner Simson will deliver a keynote speech, alongside the Norwegian Minister Aasland. The conference will feature panel discussions on power markets, grids and renewables, as well as on natural gas, hydrogen and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS).
- Publication date
- 24 October 2023
- Directorate-General for Energy