Monitoring of energy supply sustainability in the Baltic Sea region

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BASREC (Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation) was established in 1999. It brings together the 11 countries around the Baltic Sea (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden) and the European Commission. BASREC offers a unique regional forum, in which policies and projects of regional and broader significance can be prepared and implemented. Five working groups within BASREC, for Bioenergy, Climate Change, Electricity, Energy Efficiency and Gas, were active in the period 2003-2005. These working groups quite well represent the priorities of regional energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. Since the EU participates actively in BASREC activities, this kind of cooperation can provide for the EU sustainable energy policy promotion in non-member countries, such as Russia, and can help sharing the experience between old and new member states as well as facilitate the know how transfer from such highly developed and advanced in sustainable development countries as Iceland and Norway to less developed ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1658-1674
Number of pages17
JournalEnergy Policy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Baltic Sea region energy cooperation (BASREC)
  • Sustainable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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