Dong/Siemens Deal Highlights Growth Potential of UK Renewables

The deal signed between Siemens and Dong Energy to supply 300 offshore wind turbines, estimated to be worth Eur2.5 billion, reaffirms the ‘fantastic’ potential for the UK to become a leader in offshore renewables, according to WWF-UK. The group warns, however, that Government indecision over support for renewable energy was creating uncertainty in a sector … Read more

Bord Gais Energy and Siemens Ireland Join Together to Provide Energy Services to Irish Business

Bord Gais Energy has formed a partnership with Siemens Ireland that will allow Irish businesses to avail of a full, end to end energy efficiency service for the first time. The two brands will combine their extensive expertise to the benefit of Irish companies looking to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The initial … Read more

EU Offshore Wind Power Market Remained Stable in 2011

2011 was a stable year for the offshore wind industry with 235 new offshore wind turbines grid connected, worth approximately Eur2.4 billion. The European Wind Energy Association’s offshore wind statistics for 2011 show that 235 new turbines with a total power capacity of 866 Megawatts (MW) were fully grid connected across nine offshore wind farms. … Read more

Renewable Energy World Europe 2012 to Address Integration of Conventional Power and Renewable Generation

Renewable Energy World Europe, Europe’s leading renewable energy conference and exhibition has announced ‘Integrating the power sector’ as the central theme for the 2012 exhibition and conference taking place 12-14 June at the KolnMesse, Cologne. In addition, Dr Michael Suess, chief executive of Siemens Energy Sector and member of the managing board of Siemens, has … Read more

New UK Green Investment Fund Opens for Business

UK businesses can now apply for green equipment finance from Carbon Trust and Siemens. Worth up to £550 million over the next three years, the dedicated low carbon finance scheme is the first of its kind and will enable UK businesses to invest in cost effective energy efficiency equipment and other low carbon technologies, such … Read more

Call For EU Single Energy Market

Twenty European companies and associations are calling on EU heads of State to show the courage and vision to create a single market for electricity by 2015. European legislation has guaranteed some choice of electricity provider, but only 5% of Europe’s electricity is traded across borders. As a consequence, competition is inefficient and allows electricity … Read more

Offshore Wind Heads for Record Year in Europe

118 new offshore wind turbines were fully connected to the grid in the first half of 2010 according to new statistics released by European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Those 118 turbines have a capacity of 333 MW – well over half the 577MW installed offshore last year – showing continuing strong growth in offshore wind … Read more

Irish Economy Most Vulnerable to Potential Oil and Gas Price Shocks

Ireland’s GDP could fall by as much as 7.5% if the world was to experience a sudden oil or gas price rise, according to a report launched by Siemens. The report, which examines the economic impacts for Ireland of different high oil and gas price scenarios, highlights the particular vulnerability of the Irish economy to … Read more