Kadri Simson is at present the European Commissioner for Energy. She has previously been a Member of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) 2007-2016 and 2019, and Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia 2016-2019.
Her responsibilities in the European Commission include
- 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.