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"World-class research impossible without industry", says EWE boss Brinker Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Hanover trade fair: Minister President Christian Wulff pays a visit to the EWE stand/podium discussion about Germany as a research location

Hanover, Germany: Today the Minister President of Lower Saxony Christian Wulff and renowned representatives from the fields of science and economics discussed issues such as the state of (energy) research in Germany, the importance of regional centres for world-class research on a national level and the role of the industry in research.

The Minister President of Lower Saxony Christian Wulff (left) and Dr. Werner Brinker, the chairman of the EWE Management Board discussed issues such as the state of (energy) research in Germany.The Minister President of Lower Saxony Christian Wulff (left) and Dr. Werner Brinker, the chairman of the EWE Management Board discussed issues such as the state of (energy) research in Germany.

"Peak performance in research and development is the key to energy supply in the future. Thanks to an excellent scientific infrastructure and strong commercial enterprises, the state of Lower Saxony is at the top in the renewable energies segment" explained Christian Wulff, Minister President of Lower Saxony.

"The changes which we are facing in the way our energy is supplied mean that science, politics and the industry have to close ranks. There is no way to solve the central problems in research and development without dedicated commercial enterprises", said Dr. Werner Brinker, the Chairman of the EWE Management Board. He held up the EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology, a joint initiative of EWE, the state of Lower Saxony and Oldenburg University, as a prime example of such cooperation.

During the discussion, Dr. Mlynek, the president of the Helmholtz Association, stressed that "regional research centres are certainly important, but Germany needs to concentrate its energies more on a national level as well if it doesn't want to lose its place as a global research leader."

The EWE Group will be represented at the Hanover trade fair from 21 - 25 April (Hall 13, Stand C30). As innovators in the energy industry, EWE will be presenting their views on energy efficiency, energy saving and renewable energy under the motto "Energy. Vision. Future".


EWE, headquartered in Oldenburg, is one of Germany's largest utility companies. Its range of goods and services includes electricity, gas and water supplies, energy and environmental technology, gas transportation and trading, and telecommunications and information technology. Thus, EWE provides a range of classical and innovative services at one source.
EWE's network infrastructure is characterized by a high level of technical quality, security of supplies and economically efficient operation. EWE extended its core competences at an early stage to include the operation of complex networks and provide comprehensive control and telecontrol engineering know-how in a future-oriented, multi-service offering. In addition to its established business activities in northern Germany, EWE also conducts business successfully in eastern Germany, Poland and Turkey. The EWE Group employs circa 5,800 staff members and recorded sales of € 9.0 bn in 2006.

 
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