Græna orkan – The Icelandic Green Transition Alliance: Iceland’s initiative towards energy transition in transportation

The program was initially launched by the Icelandic Minister of Industry in 2010. The mandate for the project’s board was to advise the government on the future strategy for Iceland to increase the share of renewable energy and alternative fuels in addition to supporting and addressing the issue of energy conversion in land transport.

A formal public private partnership was formed in 2014 with a board consisting of four members from relevant ministries and four members of the business community.

The current board (2020) of Græna orkan includes:

On behalf of the government

Ásta Þorleifsdóttir, Ministry of Transport and Local Government

Erla Sigríður Gestsdóttir, Ministry of Industries and Innovation

Helga Barðadóttir, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Margrét Þórólfsdóttir, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

On behalf of the private sector

Benedikt Stefánsson, Carbon Recycling International – Chairman

Ágústa S. Loftsdóttir, EFLA Engineers

Gunnar Valur Sveinsson, Icelandic Travel Industry Association

María Jóna Magnúsdóttir, The Automotive Trade Association


Sigurður Ástgeirsson, Ísorka – Charging point network operator

Bjarni Freyr Guðmundsson, Verkís

Project manager

Jón Björn Skúlason, Icelandic New Energy

Icelandic New Energy is responsible for EcoEnergy’s daily operations. Please contact via email: amk@newenergy.is

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