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Kadri Simson

COMMISSIONER (2019-2024)  

Kadri Simson
Energy

Email: cab-simson-contactatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-simson-contact[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Responsibilities

  • Developing an integrated, interconnected and properly functioning European energy market.
  • Ensuring rapid implementation of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy legislation, while assessing the need to review legislation where appropriate. 
  • Implementing the European Green Deal in the energy sector and supporting Member States towards their goals, notably with National Energy and Climate Plans.
  • Respecting the energy-efficiency-first principle, improving the energy performance of buildings and the rate of renovations.
  • Promoting clean energy and renewables through better interconnectivity and energy storage.
  • Scaling up investment in clean energy through the European Green Deal Investment Plan.
  • Supporting smart integration of the electricity, heating, transport and industry sectors.
  • Helping to meet the EU’s electricity interconnection target, enhancing cross-border and regional cooperation.
  • Diversifying sources of supply at competitive prices, maximising the potential of affordable liquefied natural gas
  • Contributing to the design of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the review of the Energy Taxation Directive.
  • Further strengthening nuclear safety and safeguards, continuing nuclear decommissioning.
  • Make full use of the EU Treaties in adopting proposals on energy by co-decision and qualified majority voting.
  • Developing the Just Transition Fund to support those most affected by the ‘green transition’.
  • Empowering consumers at the heart of the EU’s energy system.

Mission letter

1 DECEMBER 2019
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Kadri Simson

 

European Parliament hearings

1 DECEMBER 2019
Kadri Simson's answers to the European Parliament questionnaire

Team

Kadri Simson's team supports her in her daily work

My team

Media Gallery

Calendar

Commissioner Simson delivers an Opening Keynote speech at the smartEN celebratory event “100 members strong: empowering energy consumers”.
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Kadri Simson
Commissioner Simson delivers a Keynote speech at the Ukraine Security Forum “A tipping point for Europe’s security and democracy”.
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Kadri Simson

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  1. 2019 - present
    European Commissioner for Energy
  2. 2007-2016 and 2019
    Member of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament)
  3. 2016-2019
    Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Estonia
  4. 2007-2016
    Member of the Riigikogu and Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction (as of 2009)
  5. 2003-2007
    Secretary-General of the Estonian Centre Party
  6. 2001-2002
    Advisor to the Mayor of Tallinn
1 DECEMBER 2019
Kadri Simson's biography

 

Declaration of interests

6 FEBRUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Kadri Simson