Kadri Simson

    European Commissioner for Energy
    European Commission

    Kadri Simson has been the European Commissioner for Energy since December 2019

    Kadri is responsible for:

    • Developing an integrated, interconnected and properly functioning European energy market
    • Ensuring rapid implementation of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy legislation
    • Implementing the European Green Deal in the energy sector
    • Supporting smart integration of electricity, heating and transport
    • Helping to meet the EU’s electricity interconnection target
    • Diversifying sources of energy supply and scaling up investment
    • Contributing to the design of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the review of the Energy Taxation Directive.
    • Strengthening nuclear safety and safeguards
    • Developing the Just Transition Fund

    She previously held the roles of:

    • Advisor to the Mayor of Tallinn (2001-2002)
    • Secretary-General of the Estonian Centre Party (2003-2007)
    • Member of the Riigikogu and Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction (as of 2009) (2007-2016)
    • Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Estonia (2016-2019)
    • Member of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) (2007-2016 and 2019)