Energy Efficiency Actions in Denmark-Copenhagen-Nordhavn (Webinar) - 07.04.2017


The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency is hosting a no-cost webinar series ‘Think globally, act locally’ in order to show how energy efficiency policies and actions are linked together at the global, national and local levels of decision-making and how potentially local actions can drive policy and market transformation at the higher levels of governance.

Each webinar will start with the global level discussion on the trends and development in the field of energy efficiency followed by the real-life examples from one country and one city on their efforts to improve energy efficiency through policies and projects implementation.

The first webinar in this series focuses on the following topics:

  • Global level: Sustainable Development Goals: Implementation of SDG7
  • National level: Success story of energy efficiency policy development in Denmark
  • City level: Copenhagen as a flagship city on energy efficiency actions
  • District level: Showcase of Energy Lab Nordhavn project on cost-effective smart energy system.


Short Bio:
Ksenia Petrichenko is a Senior Advisor at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2). Ksenia provides analytical support to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative through: research on energy efficiency and renewable best-practices, provision of technical support to targeted countries, analysis of technological pathways till 2030 and collaboration with various organisations on accelerating energy efficiency actions with a particular focus on Building Efficiency Accelerator. Prior to joining C2E2 Ksenia worked in different expert roles with Global Performance Network (GBPN), Central European University and Eco Ltd. on international projects mainly focused on energy efficiency potential and policies in the building sector. She has a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences from Central European University, as well as MSc in Environmental Sciences and MA in Economics in the Energy Sector.
Senior Advisor, Global Energy Efficeincy Accelerator Platform
Short Bio:
Mark Lister has a diverse background in sustainability, finance and energy policy. After starting out in corporate banking Mark specialised in clean energy and energy efficiency issues and became a leading Australian energy efficiency advocate, working for both public and private sector entities. He founded cross-sectoral NGO the Australian Alliance to Save Energy, has worked on grassroots efficiency and renewables projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and has taught postgraduate sustainable energy courses. After four years in the Philippines with ADB working to facilitate and scale up climate technology and energy efficiency investments for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Mark is now based at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, where he leads the Secretariat for the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. The Platform is a flagship initiative of the UN-led Sustainable Energy for All Partnership which aims to connect city and country governments with private sector delivery partners and financiers to double the rate of global energy efficiency improvement by 2030.
Short Bio:
Helle Momsen Fredslund is an advisor at the Danish Energy Agency, under the Ministry of Energy, Supply and Climate. Here she works in the team for Global Cooperation, which collaborates with 12 countries sharing Danish experiences from a green transition. Helle’s focus is on regulation targeting energy efficiency both regarding buildings, industry and scenario. Helle has a Master degree in Social Science and Technological and Socio Economic Planning from Roskilde University, where her focus was on access to sustainable energy resources. Her work experience has also focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency both from a regulatory and business oriented perspective. Helle has previously worked at State of Green, the Conferation of Danish Industries, The Royal Danish Embassy in Mozambique, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNEP Risø.
Mayor of Technical & Environmental Affairs
Short Bio:
Morten Kabell is the Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs of Copenhagen since 2014 he is also a board member of CPH City & Port Development. Since 2006 he has been the Red-Green Alliance spokesman in Copenhagen on traffic, climate and urban planning. Morten Kabell’s vision is to transform Copenhagen into a greener city with a higher level of liveability. His political focus is changing the traffic in Copenhagen so more people will use bicycles and public transportation.
Short Bio:
Torben Ommen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He is an expert on modelling and optimisation of energy systems as well as design, optimisation and experimental analysis of thermal energy technologies, such as cogeneration plants, heat pumps, refrigeration systems and district heating/cooling.