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Energy review for Nordic region

Former Nokia head to report in 2017 on ways to improve co-operation

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Former head of Nokia Jorma Ollila has been commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to undertake a strategic review of energy co-operation in the Nordic Region.

The purpose of the review is to clarify how Nordic co-operation on energy can be most effectively developed over the next five to 10 years.

Ollila will produce a report by early 2017 with 10 to 15 proposals for co-operation, which could form the basis for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ future ventures in the energy sector.

The review will also address regional and international aspects, with a particular emphasis on co-operation within the EU.

Ollila said: “The energy sector is facing major changes as the industry switches to more sustainable energy sources.

“The Nordic Region is a world leader when it comes to sustainable energy and is a pioneer in energy co-operation.

“To retain its position, it is crucial to identify those areas in which it is worthwhile to invest in the future.”

“[Ollila] can challenge and boost the already close Nordic co-operation so that we can be even better equipped for the future,” Høybråten says.

Image: Ajos wind farm in Finland (WinWind)

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