Kadri Simson

Kadri Simson

Commissioner for Energy, European Commission


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.