Birgitte has more than 20 years of experience in the field of national and European energy, environment and climate law. After working as a lawyer for the law firm Arntzen de Besche for three years, she spent 16 years in Brussels working for the EFTA Secretariat, the European Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority.
In the EFTA Secretariat she negotiated on behalf of Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein with the EU on all EEA relevant energy and state-aid acquis into the EEA Agreement.
As a political advisor to the Deputy Director General in DG Energy she was part of teams setting out energy policy and legislation at the highest European decision-making level. She was also part of the team establishing a European Fund investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. She also participated to negotiate the linking Regulation for this Fund with the Council and the Parliament.
In the EFTA Surveillance Authority, she was the sole responsible for energy and environment legislation ensuring the implementation according to the obligations of the EEA Agreement.
Before joining Schjødt in January 2022, Birgitte worked for almost four years as the lawyer and as a Head of Energy Norway's European Office in Brussels lobbying towards the EU on all energy and climate policies and at the same time coordinating positions with the other Nordic Countries or Member States with coherent interests concerning the relevant secondary legislation.