U.S. Secretary of Energy Chu, Ambassador Brzezinski Meet with Swedish and American Clean Energy Leaders

U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven ChuOn December 8, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski hosted U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and a group of eight innovators, young leaders and scientists who shared information about their cutting-edge clean energy solutions.

The roundtable discussion was organized by the Swedish American Green Alliance (SAGA), a clean energy partnership between the Government of Sweden and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden. SAGA was launched in February 2010 to further increase collaboration between Sweden and the United States in the fields of energy, environment and clean tech. The initiative aims to connect Swedish and American students, cities, businesses and think tanks but also to share best practices and to celebrate tangible examples of Swedish-American collaboration.

“I would like to thank Ambassador Brzezinski for hosting this event. It was exciting to learn about the work of these Swedish and American clean energy leaders. The diversity of their innovations and businesses is a reminder that we need an all-of-the-above approach to solving some of our most pressing energy challenges,” said Secretary Chu.

The following people participated in the roundtable discussion:

Giovanni Fili, CEO, NLAB Solar
Carolina Johansson, CEO, Solelia
Max Jönsson, CEO, Chemrec
Ingvar Landälv, Chemrec
Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
Daniel Sweeney, Fulbright Scholar, Luleå University of Technology
Anders Tunbjer, CEO, Hexicon
Carl Österlin, Research Assistant, Stockholm University

Roundtable discussion with Swedish and American clean energy leaders

Max Jönsson, Carl Österlin, Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Anders Tunbjer, Secretary Chu, Ambassador Brzezinski, Daniel Sweeney, Carolina Johansson, Giovanni Fili, Ingvar Landälv

Images: Above – U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu; Middle: Roundtable discussion with Swedish and American clean energy leaders;  Below – Max Jönsson, Carl Österlin, Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Anders Tunbjer, Secretary Chu, Ambassador Brzezinski, Daniel Sweeney, Carolina Johansson, Giovanni Fili, Ingvar Landälv. U.S. Embassy Sweden.