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Austria International Renewables Industry News

Wolf Theiss Identifies Opportunities in CEE Electricity Markets

Significant legislative changes particularly in Bulgaria and Romania, two of the most dynamic markets for RES-Electricity in the CEE/SEE region, have resulted in a dramatic increase in investor and other stakeholder interest in such projects.

May 3, 2011

Vorarlberger Kraftwerke: Increase in Net Profits despite Sales Decline

The regional energy company could raise operating profits by more than 13%. Production remained stable.

May 2, 2011

Greenpeace, vida and EVN: "Austria's Future in Energy is Renewable"

The switch to clean energy is possible by 2050, according to a current IHS study. It is to be achieved by halving the demand for energy.

April 30, 2011

WKÖ Considers Nevada as Optimal Trading Partner

Nevada is diversifying towards renewable energies: huge opportunities for Austrian companies are expected.

April 29, 2011

Verbund: Development of Operating Result Positive

Verbund, Austria's biggest electricity company, presents a considerable better operating result in quarter 1/2011, but a declining Group result due to one-off effects in the previous year that do not apply in the current reporting period.

April 28, 2011

Wind Power is an Important Economic Factor in Austria

The entire wind industry, including supply and service companies, offers jobs for approximately 3,300 employees in Austria and generated sales for € 470m in 2009.

April 28, 2011

Windtner Pleads for expansion of Electricity Grids

The CEO of Energie AG considers that an energy revolution is about to happen in an interview with the newspaper "Kurier". The relevance of electric vehicles is expected to grow slowly but steadily.

April 26, 2011

Solid Delivers Solar Technology to the U.S.

The Styrian solar technology company has succeeded in winning three major orders from Arizona. Public buildings are to be supplied with solar energy.

April 23, 2011

Energy Prices for Households still on the Rise

Especially mineral oil product prices rose steadily in the first quarter of 2011. Electricity prices remained stable.

April 23, 2011

Texas Offers Opportunities for Austria's Energy Industry

Texas imports goods for US$ 614m from Austria. There are prospects for growth in wind and solar energy above all other areas.

April 22, 2011

Fierce Criticism of Austria's Energy Policy

Anschober (Greens): "The Minister of Economy insists on the worst promotion policy of green electricity in Europe: this is hostile to the business and labor market"

April 21, 2011

Verbund Subsidiary Sorgenia Managed Turnaround

The Austrian-Italian joint venture Sorgenia reported a profit of € 6.8m for the first quarter 2011.

April 20, 2011

BDI – BioEnergy: Management Board Changes

The founders of BDI – BioEnergy International AG, Wilhelm Hammer (64), CEO, and Helmut Gössler (52), CTO, will be leaving the Management Board of the Austrian biotechnology company.

April 16, 2011

Isovoltaic Cancels IPO

The Austrian solar technology company, which should have realized the IPO this week, intends to put effort into its growth without a stock market listing.

April 16, 2011

Verbund: Expected Improvement in Earnings for 2011

Wolfgang Anzengruber, CEO of the Austrian energy group Verbund, foresees growth in earnings and a stable result for 2011

April 14, 2011

Decline in Sales for Salzburg AG

The Salzburg AG for energy, transport and telecommunications could hold its profits stable despite falling sales.

April 13, 2011

Environmental Technology Industry in the Czech Republic Holds Hopes for Austrian Companies

The neighboring country, despite making progress, continues to lag behind in energy efficiency and environmental technology.

April 9, 2011

Isovoltaic: IPO Fixed

The Austrian component supplier in the solar power industry will be listed at the Vienna Stock Exchange. The subsription period starts by Monday.

April 4, 2011

Macedonia: Court procedure ELEM – EVN settled

Today ongoing judicial proceedings since 2008 between state-owned ELEM and the Austrian energy company EVN have been terminated by an in court settlement.

March 31, 2011

Romania's Premier: "Sale to OMV was a Huge Loss"

Prime Minister of Romania Emil Boc regrets the 2004 sale of the then government owned Petrom to Austria's OMV.

March 30, 2011

Isovoltaic Considers IPO in the First Half of 2011

The global market leader in the solar backsheet market considers listing on Vienna Stock Exchange as one possible option during the first half of 2011

March 25, 2011

Bulgaria: EVN Thermal Power Plant Almost Completed

The project of the Lower Austrian energy company EVN in Bulgaria will go into operation still this year.

March 17, 2011

Anzengruber: Austria Should Halve Energy Consumption by 2050

Verbund CEO Wolfgang Anzengruber believes that energy efficiency can be increased significantly. The energy industry needs further investments in order to achieve this.

March 17, 2011

Verbund Plans an Investment for €600m in the U.S.

A new financial and strategic direction seems to be set by the Austrian Verbund group. Electric mobility is to be promoted.

March 16, 2011

Verbund Supervisory Board Appoints Members of the Board

The Austrian energy company appoints Günther Rabensteiner as a new board member. Baumgartner-Gabitzer’s Term renewed.

March 11, 2011

Verbund: Research Alliance with Technology University

The power group intends to expand its know-how in the field of environmental technology through cooperation with the Technical University of Vienna (TU).

March 10, 2011

Verbund: Massive Decline in Results

As forecast, the Austrian energy company has presented a declining result for fiscal 2010. Operating results fell considerably.

March 3, 2011

EVN Records Rising Revenues

The Austrian energy company announced its results for the first quarter in 2010/11. EVN could benefit from rising electricity costs.

February 26, 2011

Increase in Electricity and Gas Consumption

Austrian electricity consumption rises to the level before the economic crisis. Gas consumption is also showing a new record.

February 16, 2011

Verbund Intends to Grow in Italy and France

The Austrian-Italian joint venture Sorgenia is to expand its commitment to renewable energies in Italy and France.

February 9, 2011

Energie AG Plans Capital Increase

The Upper-Austrian energy company is to raise funds in order to realize further investment projects.

February 7, 2011

Investments in Renewable Energies in the CEE are booming

According to a study by TPA Horwath, Austrian companies will expand massively their involvement in the field of renewable energies in the CEE region.

February 4, 2011

Hope for Austria's Photovoltaic Industry

The development of alternative energy sources is being pushed by additional funding. EVN is also promoting alternative energies.

January 28, 2011

Verbund: Two Board Posts Vacant

The Austrian energy company advertises two executive board posts.

January 28, 2011

Upper Austrian Manufacturing Industry on Investment Course

AMAG and Lenzing show ambitions to be listed again on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Energie AG massively increases its investment budget.

January 21, 2011

EnBW Intends to Expand Engagement in Austria

The core shareholder of the Austrian company EVN plans further expansions abroad, especially in the "Alpine countries".

January 21, 2011

Austria's wind Energy Expands

After years of stagnation, capacities for wind energy are now being expanded again. IG Windkraft considers that subsidies are too low.

January 15, 2011

Agrana´s Upward Trend Continues

With a strong third quarter, Agrana, the Austrian sugar, starch and fruit group, continued its positive performance of the current financial year.

January 14, 2011

Turkish Electricity Market Threatens to Collapse

The increasing energy demand in Turkey is facing a lack of infrastructure. Austrian Verbund will expand its investments.

January 13, 2011

EVN Elects New Supervisory Board

The majority shareholder of the Austrian energy company EVN submitted a proposal regarding the new supervisory board elected on January 20.

January 10, 2011

Green Electricity Costs are Rising in Austria

Transfer pricing for the E-business rises in 2011, depending on the type of production, between 2.7 and 25.6%

January 3, 2011

REWE Group Focuses on Wind Power

6500 MWh of electricity per year are generated by wind turbines in the Lower Austrian Haindorf. The energy produced is bought by the REWE Group.

December 28, 2010

Further Rise in Energy Prices for Households

Austrian energy prices in November 2010 were higher by 5.8% compared to the previous year. Only gas became cheaper.

December 27, 2010

Slight fall in profits at Wien Energie

The municipal energy supplier achieved in the last fiscal year mostly stable results. Sales remained virtually unchanged.

December 24, 2010

OMV Gas Project is Delayed

Austria's OMV is involved in a joint venture for a liquid gas project in Croatia. Delays are expected.

December 23, 2010

Changes in Board of Bewag have been Completed

The energy supplier from Burgenland gets a new board after a seven-week long call for tenders.

December 22, 2010

Verbund Starts Restructuring in France

The Austrian energy company takes full control of the Poweo production subsidiary Poweo Production S.A.S.

December 22, 2010

Further Increases in Prices of Industrial Goods

Increase in industrial producer prices in October 2010 is, according to Statistik Austria, +4.0% compared with the same month last year.

December 20, 2010

EVN Reports Growing Results

The energy provider from Lower Austria could raise its EBIT by 6.9%. EBITDA grew by 11.6%. Revenues remained stable.

December 16, 2010

EVN: Changes in the Executive Board of EVN

The energy supplier located in Lower Austria announces the early retirement of Burkhard Hofer, member and spokesman of the Executive Board.

December 15, 2010