Last week Green Tech Cluster organized the first energy efficiency week in Latvia as part of the cross-border cooperation program Interreg Estonia-Latvia, bringing together more than 500 face-to-face and online participants and more than 40 industry leaders and professionals.

During the event, participants had the opportunity to participate in trainings and workshops on circular economy and sustainability, listen to presentations by companies and experts on smart solutions, sustainable business, reducing electricity, water and other resources costs, as well as discuss the benefits of smart solutions, climate change, European green deal, green living, energy production, energy efficiency and future mobility.

“Europe has set itself very ambitious and crucial goal of becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. This proves that energy efficiency and sustainable living are and will be an issue for every European citizen individually, as well as for businesses and public authorities. We are pleased that the first week of energy efficiency in Latvia took place in Liepaja and we hope that it will launch an “energy efficient snowball effect” and promote public awareness of environmentally friendly lifestyles and the use of smart energy resources in other municipalities as well, ”says the Green Tech Cluster Board member Ieva Meikšāne.

During Liepāja Energy Efficiency Week, more than 40 industry leaders and professionals shared their knowledge and experience – Uldis Mucinieks, Member of the Board of Latvenergo AS, Jānis Jansons, Chairman of the Board of Liepājas Energija, Normunds Niedols, Member of the Board of Liepājas RAS, Uldis Ķepals, Deputy Director of the company “Liepājas ūdens”, Mārtiņš Tīdens, Representative of Liepāja City Administration, Gatis Arājums from Schneider Electric, Ralfs Minkevičs from Motiva Latvia, Arturs Zavjalovs from Sylvania, Arturs Bernovskis from Efectio, Agate Ambulte from the association “Digital Innovation Park”, Raivis Ekšteins from the company “InPass”, meteorologist Toms Bricis, Sandis Dejus from Riga Technical University, Anete Grundberga from Green Tech Cluster, Toms Lācis, Anrijs Tukulis and Edgars Korsaks Mills from Elektrum Energy Efficiency Center, Amanda Griniece from EIT Climate-KIC HUB Latvia, Laura Grundmane from NGO “Radi Vidi Pats”, Liene Jākobsone from the company “Liepājas RAS”, Andra Blumberga, Vladimirs Kirsanovs and Dagnija Blumberga from the Institute of Environmental Protection and Heating Systems of Riga Technical University, Arnis Glāznieks from the company “Mesh Group”, Rūdolfs Birnbaums from the company “Zehnder Baltics OU”, Kārlis Grīnbergs from the company “energiLatvia”, Edgars Kudurs from the development financial institution “Altum”, Jurģis Vinniņš from JSC “Sadales Tīkls”, solar energy use specialist and businessman Artis Blāķis, Kaspars Liepiņš from the company “Ventspils nafta terminal”, Māris Avotiņš from the company “Fiqsy”, Gatis Kamarūts from the company “ECO BUS”, Agris Amoliņš from the company “Electrify”, Artūrs Lindenbergs from the company “Latvijas Mobilais Telefons”, Laura Treimane from World Wildlife Fund in Latvia, Madara Kalniņa and Maija Demitere from Liepaja University, Krišjānis Liepa from the company “Repair Cafe Riga”, Mārcis Veits from the company “Zero Pauna”, Anna Doškina from the movement “Zero Waste Latvia” and urban  Community Sustainability Researcher Nora Sudmale. The event was moderated by Ansis Bogustovs, Vilis Brūveris, Anna Paula Gruzdiņa, Gatis Ginters, Toms Lācis and Imants Martinsons.

Recorded videos from the event are available on our Facebook page:

Liepāja Energy Efficiency Week is organized by Green Tech Cluster within the framework of the cross-border cooperation program “Interreg Estonia-Latvia” in cooperation with Liepāja municipality, cooperation fund “Sweden-Latvia”, SIA “Liepājas Enerģija”, SIA “Liepājas RAS”, SIA “Liepājas Ūdens ”, association“ Green Tech HUB ”, SIA“ Kurzemes Biznesa inkubators ”and Liepāja Energy Efficiency Center.

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