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Hamburg's businesses push the energy transition ahead

Energy transition monitor: positive changes prevail

“The energy transition means not only major challenges for Hamburg’s economy, but also offers many opportunitie“s, comments Fritz Horst Melsheimer, president of the Hamburg chamber of commerce, on the energy transition monitor. In the company survey of 80 member companies, the Hamburg chamber of commerce evaluates the impact of the energy transition considerably better than the national average. In a rating ranging from -100 (effects are all “very negative” rating) to +100 (all “very positive”), Hamburg economy evaluates the changes at “plus 2.5”, compared to the national average of “minus 12.8”. Hamburg, is thus the German state with the most optimistic estimates.

Increased energy efficiency

Since the beginning of the annual monitoring in 2012, this assessment has improved steadily. However, the survey also reveals the dark side of development. For 60 per cent of the surveyed companies, electricity prices have risen in the past twelve months, while only six per cent said these were dropped. The most positive change by the energy transition, however, was the increased energy efficiency, in particular through information and training of employees. The Hamburg chamber of commerce suppports this project by the a proof advice of the “Chamber of Commerce-energy pilot” and with the training course “European Energy Manager” offered to its members.
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Energy transition monitor:
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Energiewende in Deutschland

Bis zum Jahr 2020 sollen mehr als 35 Prozent der deutschen Stromproduktion aus erneuerbaren Quellen wie Wind, Sonne oder Biogas stammen. Beim Ausbau der „sauberen“ Stromerzeugung und -übertragung wird Norddeutschland eine zentrale Rolle einnehmen.

Die Metropolregion Hamburg – von Cuxhaven bis Lübeck und von Neumünster bis Lüneburg – ist bereits heute das Zentrum der norddeutschen Aktivitäten. Nach einer Prognos-Studie im Auftrag des Clusters Erneuerbare Energien Hamburg (EEHH) arbeiten rund 25.000 Menschen hier in der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft. Die in der Metropolregion Hamburg ansässigen Unternehmen erwarten bis zum Jahr 2015 ein weiteres Arbeitsplatzwachstum von rund 40 Prozent. Künftig will die Region auch für internationale Investoren noch attraktiver werden.
(Quelle: Cluster Erneuerbare Energien www.eehh.de)

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