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Renewable Energy Industry

UNIDO: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Chemical Leasing

In 2004, with the support of the Government of Austria, UNIDO launched its Global Chemical Leasing Programme, promoting a business model that marks a paradigm shift from increasing the sales volume of chemicals toward a value-added approach. The fourth Global Chemical Leasing award ceremony will take place on 6 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria. It will be part of the Green Chemistry Conference 2018 within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) programme, "Smart and Sustainable Europe", held during Austria's EU Presidency.

June 8, 2018

Vienna Energy Forum and the R20 Austrian World Summit 2018: Feedback of a Participant

At the Vienna Energy Forum and the R20 Austrian World Summit recently held in Vienna, Beatriz Mayor of IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis also participated, who shares her interesting insights as follows.

June 6, 2018

Vienna Energy Forum 2018: Sustainable Energy Provision as a Key to Tackling Poverty

The sixth Vienna Energy Forum 2018 was held from 14 to 16 May, 2018, at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. It was attended by over 1,800 participants from 130 countries, including prime ministers, ministers, high-level government officials, permanent mission representatives, chairs of the regional groups, donors, as well as representatives of the EU, the private sector and development finance institutions.

May 16, 2018

The Future of the EU: Europe Day Is To Be Given Greater Importance

On Europe Day, one pupil from each member state of the European Union came to the Hofburg for a discussion. More political education in schools and a more comprehensive climate policy are their main demands. "We are 20 percent of the population, but 100 percent of the future."

May 11, 2018

Top Energy Events Put Vienna in the Focus of the Global Clean Energy Economy

The Vienna Energy Forum 2018 in May in Vienna brings together a multitude of people and institutions to discuss and solve the key questions of the present on the topic of energy. Among them are heads of state, ministers, energy experts, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector. The PFAN Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum and the R20 Austria World Summit are also part of this huge event. This event, sponsored by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a high-level summit about leadership on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

April 19, 2018

Vienna as a Business Location - The City at a Glance

Vienna combines tradition, culture and quality of life with the factors of a top business location in a unique way. A stable political and economic environment, a research and technology-friendly climate, geographical and cultural proximity to the growth markets in the east and, not least, the highest quality of life in the world provide for a place at the very top of the world’s rankings.

January 27, 2015

Vienna as a Business Location - Areas of Strength

Vienna combines tradition, culture and quality of life with the factors of a top business location in a unique way. A stable political and economic environment, a research and technology-friendly climate, geographical and cultural proximity to the growth markets in the east and, not least, the highest quality of life in the world provide for a place at the very top of the world’s rankings.

January 22, 2015

EVN Records Lower Net Profits

Business development Q. 1–3 2012/13

August 29, 2013

Renewable Energy: Only Decent Growth Rates

2012: Share of eligible renewable energy consumption in Austria increased by 1% .

July 19, 2013

Serbia to Invest in Renewable Energy

The Balkan country wants to invest more than € 10bn in its energy production. The focus will be on renewable energy.

July 18, 2013

Verbund: Result Decreased Significantly by 40.3 %

Negative Earning Trend for Quarter 1/2013 in a difficult energy and general economic environment.

May 2, 2013

Roiss: “A European Concept and Joint Investments Are Needed“

In an interview with the Austrian newpaper Kurier, CEO of OMV explains why Europe needs other sources of energy and why there is a growing competitive disadvantage compared with the USA.

March 25, 2013

Austria: Rise in Profits to be Expected for Verbund

Specialists predict a plus in profits while revenues receded by approx. 17 %.

March 5, 2013

Bulgaria: Protests About to Escalate

The political frustration of Bulgaria’s population comes to new high as the promised reduction of energy prices stays out.

March 5, 2013

Hungary: “EU funds to be spent on economic development”

In the 2014-2020 fiscal period of the European Union, Hungary will allocate the 60 percent of EU resources to stimulating growth and the development of the economy,

February 2, 2013

Austria Plans Biggest Hydro Power Plant in its History

In Southwestern Styria, Verbund, Austrian Railways and the Styrian energy supplier EStAG want invest more than € 1.0bn in a new hydro power plant.

January 26, 2013

Austria: Regional Energy Providers Invest Massively in Renewable Energy

In 2013, the regional energy supplier Energie AG wants to invest € 180m. The Vienna-listed EVN group intends to increase its renewable energy portfolio by € 800m until 2020.

January 16, 2013

STRABAG Postpones Investments in Offshore Wind

Investments of several hundred million euros shelved. Strabag refers to the “uncertain legal situation in German offshore wind sector”.

January 15, 2013

EVN to Enlarge Renewable Energy Production and Expand into Russia

The Vienna-listed energy producer wants to change its energy production portfolio. The hydro power, wind power and solar power production will be enlarged.

December 17, 2012

Energie Steiermark and Verbund Simplify Shareholding Structure

Verbund sells STEWEAG-STEG shares to Energie Steiermark and is buying Energie Steiermark’s shares in Verbund Thermal Power.

December 5, 2012

Verbund Focuses on Hydro Power

After the deal with German E.ON, the biggest Austrian energy company has a new core market and a new core product.

December 4, 2012

Siemens Austria Builds Wind Power Plant in Turkey

The Austrian subsidiary of the German technology group has received a major order from Turkey.

October 20, 2012

Verbund Does Not Exclude Sale of Enerjisa

The Austrian energy company Verbund is said to withdraw from Turkey. However, further investments would be conceivable too, Verbund says.

October 12, 2012

Verbund Commissions 100 MW Wind Farm in Romania

The Austrian energy group´s 100 MW wind farm of Casimcea I, close to the Romanian Black Sea Coast, joins the grid.

September 11, 2012

Germany to Depend on Austria´s Electricity “for the next 50 years“

After Germany´s nuclear exit, the German energy production faces new challenges, Michael Fuchs at the biggest German power grid operator Tennet thinks that Austria and Germany have a symbiotic relationship.

September 8, 2012

Verbund is Said to Sell Stake in Turkish Enerjisa

According to “Kleine Zeitung”, the Austrian energy group Verbund wants to withdraw from Turkey. German eon may purchase Verbund´s stake.

September 6, 2012

Verbund Invests in German Wind Power

With the acquisition of five wind farms in Germany, the Austrian energy company enlarges its hydropower portfolio.

August 23, 2012

Verbund: Sale of Enerjisa May Bring Synergies

The German energy group eon is said to be interested in Verbund´s stake in the Turkish Enerjisa. In exchange, Verbund should receive hydro power plants in Southern Germany and Austria.

August 20, 2012

Austrian Technology at Green Expo 2012

From September 25, 2012 - September 27, 2012, Technology “made in Austria” will be presented at the "Green Expo 2012” in Mexico City.

August 20, 2012

Verbund Increases Operating Result and Group Result

Verbunds´Operating result: +11.9% to € 434.7m Group result: +12.4% to € 198.2m 2012 outlook: operating result of about € 800m, Group result of about € 350m.

July 25, 2012

Verbund Modernises Styrian Hydropower Plants

Austrian Verbund invests € 400m in hydropower plants. „Annual electricity requirements of all private households in Styria already met with clean hydropower.“

July 20, 2012

OMV Invests in Renewable Energy

Innovation Minister, Doris Bures, and OMV CEO, Gerhard Roiss, open the BioCRACK pilot plant at the OMV Refinery in Schwechat on July 2.

July 3, 2012

Austrian Showcase in Seoul: Renewable Energy and Biomass

From 22. October 2012 to 23. October 2012, Austrian Know-How in the fields of Forest machinery, renewable energy and biomass will be presented in Seoul.

July 2, 2012

Austrian Presence at Intersolar North America

Austrian companies will show their new innovations in San Francisco, California on July 10 – 13.

June 28, 2012

Kelag Invests € 60m in Kosovo

The Austrian regional energy supplier celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of a major power plant in Kosovo this week. Investments will total € 60m.

June 27, 2012

Mitterlehner: „Romania is an Important Trading Partner“

Austria´s Minister of Economic Reinhold Mitterlehner sees many business opportunities for Austrian enterprises in Romania. Above all, the energy sector is highly promising, Mitterlehner says.

June 18, 2012

Austria Among European Renewable Energy Nations

The contribution of renewable energy was up to 12.4% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2010. The highest share is observed in Sweden, Latvia, Finland, Austria and Portugal.

June 18, 2012

Austrian E-Control Supports Shale Gas Exploitation

Walter Boltz, CEO of the Austrian energy market regulator, thinks that Europe would benefit from the shale gas exploitation.

June 13, 2012

Verbund and EVN Develop Hydro Power Projects in Albania

The Austrian energy companies are interested in developping hydro power projects in the Western Balkan country. The investment volume reaches € 80m.

June 6, 2012

Solar Heating Specialist TiSUN expands to Asian markets

In 2011 the Austrian company, TiSUN GmbH, established a subsidiary company in Mumbai, TiSUN-EDES Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd., in order to be able to service the vast Asian market more efficiently.

June 1, 2012

Energy: Germany and Austria Agree on Closer Cooperation

German dena and Austrian Verbund advocate stronger German-Austrian energy partnership and aim to build more pumped storage power plants for the integration of wind and solar power.

June 1, 2012

BDI: Sharp Cut in Earnings

BDI - BioEnergy International AG, specialised plant manufacturer in the Waste to Energy field, recorded a massive decrease in revenues and profits.

May 12, 2012

Global Demand for Solar Technology from Austria

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is currently home to the world's largest solar thermal plant. The technology behind this plant came from Austria.

May 8, 2012

Common Energy Strategy for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

After the German nuclear exit, Switzerland and Austria should act as “green battery”.

May 2, 2012

Hydro Power: Investments of € 16bn Planned

The Austrian energy Industry Calls for the construction of more hydro power plants. The renewable energy production should be enlarged considerably.

April 24, 2012

Siemens Austria and Verbund to Establish Electric Mobility Provider

The technology and electricity company found a joint venture in order to serve and develop the Austrian electric mobility market.

April 20, 2012

„Natural Gas to Become Most Important Energy Source“

Gerhard Roiss, CEO of the Austrian oil and gas group OMV pushes the EU to recognize the importance of natural gas.

April 7, 2012

BDI Receives Major Order from Hong Kong

The Austrian renewable energy company records an increase of € 9 million in the order volume for a multi-feedstock biodiesel plant in Hong Kong.

April 3, 2012

BDI: Higher Earnings, Lower Sales

BioEnergy International´s EBIT was up by 13.4% at € 3.6m. Sales declined by 13.1%.

April 2, 2012

EStAG Reports Moderate Rise in Earnings

The Styrian energy supplier Energie Steiermark AG could raise revenues by 9.0% to 1.37bn. Operating profits were down, though.

March 30, 2012