Hamburg and the companies active in the renewable energy sector are the winners of the energy transition in Germany. This was stated by the Hamburg Senate in response to the city’s parliament request on the “Economic Potential of the Energy Transition for Hamburg”. Launched in 2011, the Renewable Energy Hamburg (EEHH) cluster has been successfully supporting the industry in the past three years. Today counting more than 180 members, the cluster is well placed and established, it says in a statement of the Hamburg Senate, dated 23 December 2014.
Successful Launch Of WindEnergy Hamburg
According to the Hamburg Senate, the cluster management not only initiated and strengthened the networking and co-operation of members, but also put Hamburg on the map as a leading centre of renewable energies on a national and international level. Last but not least, the industry’s new lead fair WindEnergy Hamburg, launched in Hamburg in September 2014 with great international acclaim, underlines Hamburg’s role at Europe’s capital of wind energy. ,
Players of the Renewable Energy Sector Prefer Hamburg
„In the field of renewable energies, Hamburg is a highly attractive location, and particularly so in regard to wind energy. Numerous acquisitions and relocations of companies are proof of this fact. Next to the DONG Energy, Danmark’s largest Energy company, the wind energy division of Siemens AG, and DeWind Europe GmbH, which transferred parts of their activities to Hamburg, also Vattenfall, EnBW, and E.ON Climate & Renewables expanded their Hamburg presence. The same strategy was pursued by numerous small and medium-sized companies”, said Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister of Economy, Transport, and Innovation.
Europe’s Wind Energy Capital
Answering to the Parliament’s civic request, the Hamburg Senate presentaed a detailed report on the development and prospects of the companies in the sector of renewable energy and allowed insights into the work of the Renewable Energy Hamburg cluster. According to the report, Hamburg was one of the world’s pacemakers in promoting the energy transition in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
In its government programme 2011-2015, the Hamburg Senate had stated as a key objective of its policy to develop into the “capital of wind power in Europe”. This objective was achieved. An important tool in this context has been the cluster policy that offers targeted and sustainable support and promotion to the sector’s key industries and players.”
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