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Busy 2012 with dialogue and consultations with BDF Members, Partners, sponsors and cooperation partners

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BDF and Chairman Hans Skov Christensen has visited most parts of the region and beyond during 2012: Hamburg, Lübeck, Pskov, Stockholm, Helsinki, Malmo, Oslo, Brussels, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Riga, Lilleström, Karlskrona, Kiel, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Turku, Malmo. During the most recent visits Hans Skov Christensen had meetings with State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt, responsible for Federal, EU and International Affairs in the…

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A New Dialogue on Energy Partnerships in Kaliningrad

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1-2 November Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with Nordic Council of Ministers’  Information Office in Kaliningrad and National Energy Saving Union (Russia) organised an international energy conference that brought together stakeholders from the Kaliningrad region, North-West Russia and the Baltic Sea Region. The conference took place at the Museum of the World Ocean and during two days more than…

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III conference on energy partnerships in the Baltic Sea Region

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For the third time, we will set an agenda for the discussions on energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region with involvement of the Russian partners. The conference – 1-2 November – will welcome views by the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Kaliningrad Government and the North-West Russia, regional…

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21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, 28-29 August, St. Petersburg, Mariinsky Palace

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This week the Russian Federal Assembly hosted the 21st conference of the Baltic Sea region Parliamentarians at the regional assembly of St. Petersburg in the beautiful Mariinsky Palace. The topic of the meeting was energy, ecology, and social welfare: cooperation for a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea region. Baltic Development Forum’s Director Hans Brask was invited as a speaker…

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Energy Efficient Lighting and Housing in Kaliningrad

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An international energy project, called RENSOL, will be soon implemented in Kaliningrad oblast and it will bring improvements of what has been already initiated on the environmental front. The project’s focus is primarily on energy efficient lightning and housing. A concrete building in one of the municipalities of the Kaliningrad region as well as public lightning sites will be chosen…

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BDF Wins EU Project on Energy Efficiency in Kaliningrad

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Baltic Development Forum has become Lead Partner of an EU Project within the framework of the Northern Dimension Policy concerning energy and the Russian region Kaliningrad. The title of the Project is Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast. Six partners are involved: Lappeenranta University of Technology/Northern Dimension Institute, Finland, the Municipality of Oskarshamn, Sweden / Union of…

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HANS BRASK: Different tones in relations with Russia

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We are witnessing an “up” in relations with Russia, writes Hans Brask in this BSR2011 Editorial. Quite exceptionally all Baltic Sea Region countries are enjoying positive relations with Russia simultaneously. However, there were also other tones to be heard at a recent Kaliningrad conference. And Russia’s plans to construct a nuclear power plant in Kaliningrad could develop into another Nord…

Nuclear power expansion in Kaliningrad: cooperation or competition?

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24-25 November the conference “Scenarios for Sustainable Energy Development of the Kaliningrad Region as an Integral part of the Baltic Sea Region” was held in Kaliningrad. This is a report from the meeting. Conference objective and main themes of discussion The objective of the conference was to continue the dialogue with Russian partners on energy planning and energy efficiency which…

Energy Conference in Kaliningrad

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Welcome to the conference “Scenarios for sustainable energy development of the Kaliningrad region as an integral part of the Baltic sea region” in Kaliningrad, Russia, 24-25 November 2010. The conference is organised by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad in cooperation with the Government of the Kaliningrad region, Baltic Development Forum and BASREC. The aim…

BDF Report on Electricity Systems in Kaliningrad

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BDF and Ea Energy Analyses present report on Scenarios for the Development of Electricity Systems in Kaliningrad and the Baltic Sea Region Closer cooperation, dialogue and joint energy planning initiatives are necessary elements, if the electricity system in the Baltic Sea Region is to develop in an economically and environmentally sustainable fashion; thus avoiding expensive, isolated solutions that are primarily…