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Energy Quote of the Day: 'Ice-Cold National Industrial Policy'

July 3, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Industry and National Policies

GE’s apparently successful takeover of key segments of Alstom’s prized energy business raised eyebrows when many thought German energy giant Siemens would prevail. Siemens’ unwillingness to part with its train signaling business is reportedly one aspect of the deal that tipped it in GE’s favor.[read more]

The Rapidly Accelerating Future of Energy

May 1, 2014 by Michael Weinhold
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Future of Energy

I met my colleagues at the Hanover Messe this year. We had a long talk about the energy transition and efficient power supply. We also discussed the future of energy and my personal vision for 2050. We even shared a laugh over a few anecdotes about my student days.[read more]

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Wonder How the Next Generation Wants to Drive Sustainability? Check out These "Future Influencers" from Siemens

March 14, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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Sustainability and Ideas

Siemens AG has brought together what its leaders consider to be likely “future decision makers and thought leaders” to exchange ideas, participate in live dialogues and otherwise collaborate on how best to create a more sustainable energy future.[read more]

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'Mechatronics' is Central to How Siemens Recruits and Trains Qualified Engineers for its Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Manufacturing Plant

March 11, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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Siemens Manufacturing Plant

When Siemens AG decided to focus the manufacturing of state-of-the-technology combined-cycle natural gas turbines, it encountered difficulty securing the needed technicians and skilled machinists and welders. It moved quickly to fill the gap with a relatively unique combination of initiatives.[read more]

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Can the American Wind Energy Industry Survive Without the PTC?

December 18, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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Wind energy and the PTC / shutterstock

Twenty-five Democratic Senators and six of their House colleagues issued a pair of letters Monday pressing Congress to renew the clean energy tax incentives before they expire at the end of the year. The letter called out the PTC alongside nine other clean energy tax credits set to expire at year’s end.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: Modernization of the Russian Energy Sector

July 18, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

Russian Energy Roundtable

Siemens “Road to Daegu” activities leading up to the World Energy Congress hosted a Round Table discussion in Russia, where the panel discussed the country’s energy market.[read more]

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Bringing Financing & Technology Together In Support of Energy Investments

May 10, 2013 by Kirk Edelman

Not only is there increasing demand for energy in the world, there is also increasing awareness as to the importance of renewable energy development for a better world. Funding for such development, however, is becoming more difficult to come by. Can in-house financing provide a solution?[read more]

BC Offshore Wind Signs Up Siemens, and Hopes

December 26, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Late last week, NaiKun Wind Energy Group announced a preferred supplier deal with the Canadian arm of Siemens. The deal would put to work the Germany-based energy giant’s new 4-MW turbine – an upgrade on the widely used SWT-3.6 – that Siemens is now promoting after installing a prototype in Denmark.[read more]

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Enabling Business Energy Efficiency

June 19, 2012 by Roland W. Chalons-Browne
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Energy costs have steadily risen over the last decade and are expected to carry on doing so as consumption grows worldwide.Especially for businesses, the cost of energy is an increasingly significant issue. Indeed, a new analysis by Siemens Financial Services has found that companies have picked up the pace of their investment activities...[read more]

My Turbine Blade Is Bigger Than Your Turbine Blade

June 18, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

There’s a my-turbine-blade-is-bigger-than-your-turbine-blade battle going on in the wind power industry.Siemens just showed off a 75-meter wind turbine blade, which doesn’t quite measure up to the 80-meter model Vestas had announced earlier. But size isn’t everything, right? Timing matters, too, and Siemens appears to be further along in...[read more]

Financing Energy Efficiency

April 16, 2012 by Roland W. Chalons-Browne
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While the need to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment is growing, the world’s energy demands continue to rise due to the global trends of urbanization and industrialization. Cities today already emit 80 percent of human-made greenhouse gases and are responsible for 75 percent of the world’s energy consumption.The...[read more]

Smart Parking Solutions to Reduce Congestion and Oil Use

April 13, 2012 by James Coan

The days of free parking may be numbered. In a world where rapid urbanization and climate change are raising awareness of the high costs of traffic congestion, Citibank and IBM announced this week that they are joining forces to provide financing and technology for cities adopting smart parking technology.Smart parking technology allows...[read more]

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There is No Universal Solution for Promoting Renewable Energy Resources

March 19, 2012 by Michael Weinhold

In the coming years, renewable energy resources are going to play a much bigger role in the energy mix – especially in Germany, but also in Europe and worldwide. However, when it comes to harvesting renewable sources, fluctuations in their availability pose some challenges. These can be overcome.[read more]

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Is Water a Barrier to a Low-Carbon Energy Future?

March 19, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins
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Ask an expert on clean tech what the largest barriers to a low carbon energy future are, and chances are they will list higher technology costs, policy barriers, or the need for new infrastructure to accommodate novel energy sources.[read more]

The Future of Oil & Gas: Exploring New Innovation in Old-Fashioned Energy Webcast Recap

February 6, 2012 by Sheila Oliva
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Sheila Oliva recaps The Energy Collective's last webinar. Great for those who missed it![read more]