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Round Table Explored Regional Cooperation and Russia Relations

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On June 20th, BDF hosted a roundtable on regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region with Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, as guest speaker. The roundtable was organized with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Nordic Council of Ministers. In the discussions, Andrey Kortunov emphasized that the situation between East and West could…

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Discussions on the Political Situation in the Baltic Sea Region

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The Security Advisor to the Latvian President, Janis Kazocins, visited BDF on 25 February to hold a presentation at a roundtable in the BDF offices. Kazocins shared his view on the political situation in the Baltic region and Russia relations in the light of the developments in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Kazocins advocated for long-term cooperation with Russia and the…

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Join Open Discussion on Energy Efficiency

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The project RENSOL is approaching its closing phase that we will highlight by organizing a number of activities in the margins of the Turku Baltic Sea Days on 1-5 June 2014 and EU-Russia Innovation Forum: Green Growth Economy on 4-6 June in Lappeenranta, Finland. Closing phase implies assessment process, and hence Baltic Development Forum is planning to elaborate a short…

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Energy Efficiency – International Seminar in Kaliningrad | RENSOL

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District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL Energy management is still a new notion for the Russian government and development of district heating in municipalities is crucial to raise awareness of energy efficiency and possibilities of adapting best available solutions from the neighboring Baltic Sea Region countries in the Kaliningrad region. On January 22, 66 participants gathered in Kaliningrad to discuss Development…

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International Seminar in Kaliningrad 22 January on Development of District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL

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Within the Rensol Project, Baltic Development Forum is organizing an International Seminar – Development of District Heating in Municipalities 22-23 January in Kaliningrad. The purpose of this seminar is not only to discuss district heating, but also to ensure further multiplication of Rensol’s results. The seminar is organized together with the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad, and…

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EU project – Rensol presented at the 8th Energy Forum in Sopot

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Decentralised government levels are keeping the energy efficiency agenda high on the agenda On behalf of Rensol ( EU financed project) Hans Brask, Director of the Baltic Development Forum, participated in the 8th Energy Forum 16-18 December 2013 in Sopot just outside Gdansk in Poland – the Polish neighbouring region of Kaliningrad.  Please find more information about the Conference on Energy Forum’s…

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Successful Energy Round Table Meeting in Kaliningrad 4 June 2013

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Banks and IFIs are ready to finance energy efficiency project in Kaliningrad: Regional partner countries also ready to achieve results. Within the Rensol project, Baltic Development Forum and Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad, organised 4 June a Round Table meeting on financing models for energy efficiency projects in Kaliningrad, Russia. The meeting took place in connection with the V…

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Financing models for energy efficiency in Russia: Do we have a magic formula?

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The Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Baltic Development Forum is organising a Round Table discussion “Financing Energy Solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast”, which will take place 4 June 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the beginning of June, Kaliningrad region has particular…

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Russian soft power and the environment of the Baltic Sea

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Last Friday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated and tweeted that “The Baltic States’ priority for the 21st century — the environment”. “The steady development of the Baltic region can only be ensured if environmental goals are pursued in conjunction with economic and social aims”, Medvedev continued before the opening of the High-level Conference of the Baltic Sea States on…

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Join us for an exciting international energy project

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How to finance energy efficiency in Russia? The market for energy efficiency in Russia is huge and the demand is high but often the financing of the projects is an obstacle. We need to develop the best practice and know the lessons learned. Within the RENSOL project we have an ambition to identify best practice financing engineering models that will…