CEO of Å Energi, Steffen Syvertsen, on stage at the Å Energi conference in Kristiansand.

300 people gathered to discuss energy related topics at a conference organized by Å Energi in Kristiansand Wednesday.

Alexander Stubb, the former Prime Minister of Finland, set the tone with an enlightening talk about the international energy situation.

Another 16 speakers took the stage to discuss the future of the energy sector, how it can be an enabler of industrial development, and the economic aspects of adding more energy and new energy sources into the mix.

The overall topic of the conference, which drew regional decision-makers, was “More of everything: Conflict, compromises and renewable opportunities towards 2030”.