70 German Companies to participate in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi


More than 70 companies from Germany have confirmed their participation in the World Future Energy Summit, clearly demonstrating the nation’s strength in renewable energy.

Global banking leader Deutsche Bank is principle sponsor of the summit.  Other German energy leaders taking part include E.ON Climate & Renewables, one of the most innovative companies in Europe, Siemens AG, known globally for their leadership in technology and BASF SE, one of the world’s leading chemical companies.

Frank Mastiaux, Chief Executive of E.ON Climate and Renewables will be joining Hans-Jorg Bullinger, President of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe, to speak in a session on the challenges and solutions facing the World Future Energy Industry.

Other speakers from Germany include Jürgen Becker, State Secretary to the Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany, who will take part in the Energy Ministers’ panel discussion. Eicke Weber, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems who will be speaking on advanced solar systems and Werner Sobek, Architect and Engineer at Werner Sobek Stuttgart who will be participating in a discussion on sustainable architecture.

“Abu Dhabi represents an energy producer who focused on the development and application of low carbon energy technologies very early. The World Future Energy Summit organized in Abu Dhabi offers an excellent opportunity to present solutions for a modern and sustainable energy system. Siemens with its innovative technologies is proud to attend an event of this scale, reflecting our commitment to develop renewable and sustainable energy sources as well as being part of tomorrow’s solutions”, said Wolfgang Dehen, CEO of the Energy Sector and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG.

Germany was also heavily involved in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aimed to agree on a new framework for a coordinated international approach to climate change, beyond 2012.  On December 11th 2009, EU leaders agreed to commit 2.4 billion euro (3.6 billion US dollars) a year until 2012, with Germany, Britain, and France each contributing about 20 percent, to help developing nations combat global warming.

Germany is aiming to become a leading market for electric-mobility with the government planning to have one million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020.  The government has announced an investment of US$ 705 million in the necessary infrastructure [1].


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