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Renewed push for Nordic energy alliance

The Nordic countries are leaders in renewable energy. Denmark is renowned for wind energy, Finland and Sweden for the use of biofuels, and Iceland for geothermal sources. Norway—despite being one of the world’s major oil producers—relies heavily on hydroelectricity.

Now, a report published by the Nordic Council of Ministers is calling for collaboration on green energy research. The report, written by Jorma Ollila, a former chief executive of Nokia and Royal Dutch Shell, suggests that each Nordic country might be too small on its own to stay ahead of global green energy advances. But by pooling resources, the Nordics could continue to be crucial players in innovation.

Ollila conducted almost 100 interviews with policymakers, researchers and businesses to come up with 14 proposals, many of which were based on reinforcing existing research activities.

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