Denmark hosts International Energy Summit in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Published 24-08-2022

On August 30, heads of governments and energy ministers from countries on the Baltic Sea region and the European Commission will meet on the Danish island of Bornholm to discuss the path to energy independence from Russia.

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin has pushed Europe to the brink of an energy crisis. However, Russia’s use of energy as a political weapon and threats to cut off gas also presents an opportunity for Europe to accelerate its renewable energy production.

The Baltic Sea has a substantial, but largely untapped, potential for offshore wind energy. Germany, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.and Denmark will meet with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson. The eight countries around the Baltic Sea have a total population of 150 million people.

”As long as Europe continues to rely on Russian fossil fuels, Putin will be able to use it as a political weapon against us. We need to work with our friends and allies in the Baltic Sea region to ramp up our production of renewable energy to both become energy independent and to meet our climate goals,” says Minister for Energy, Climate and Utilities Dan Jørgensen.

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and the Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen are the official hosts of the Baltic Sea Energy Security Summit that is convened at “Hammershus”, a large medieval fortress, overlooking the Baltic Sea.

Accredited members of the press are invited to participate in select events at the Summit. Contact for accreditation. 

Read more about the Summit at here. 

Programme for the Ministers for Energy

2.45 pm: Networking meeting for Ministers of Energy

3.30 pm: Summit

Approx. 4.50 pm: Press conference

Contact the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities on +45 41 72 38 05