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European Commission: Commissioner Simson in Sweden to promote clean technologies and discuss energy policy


Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson will be in Sweden for a two-day visit, starting tomorrow, focused on the promotion of clean technologies, which are a key pillar of the European Green Deal, and on discussions regarding energy policy. On Thursday, the Commissioner will visit the Hybrit project site in Luleå, where steel producer SSAB, iron ore company LKAB and energy provider Vattenfall are aiming to produce the first fossil-free steel in 2026. She will have a working lunch with regional and local policy-makers, before travelling to Skellefteå for a visit to the Statkraft Group’s Kvistforsen hydropower plant and a visit to leading Swedish battery developer and manufacturer Northvolt AB. On Friday, Commissioner Simson will be in Stockholm where she will first address the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on EU Affairs and the Committee on Industry and Trade. Later in the morning, she will hold a bilateral meeting with Sweden’s Minister for Energy and Digitalisation Khashayar Farmanbar, followed by a joint press point with locally-accredited media. After a lunch with industry representatives, the Commissioner will participate in a public seminar on the ‘Future of the European Energy Systems’ alongside CEO of Stockholm Exergi Anders Egelrud and CEO of Vattenfall Anna Borg.

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