Renewable energy: Turnovers for RENIXX companies set new record in 2006
Münster – The worldwide market for renewable energy technologies is steadily expanding. High oil prices and the environmental debate contributed to a robust growth in last year's demand for regenerative technologies. According to the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) in Münster, the companies trading in the global stock index RENIXX (Renewable Energy Industrial Index) reported a 2006 increase in turnovers of 34 percent.
2006 total revenues for the 20 companies listed in the RENIXX (6 of which are from Germany) rose to 11.8 billion euros over €8.8bn in 2005. As IWR Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch explained, "in this young sector, the fact that 15 of the 20 RENIXX companies are showing profits is a positive signal and provides for a sound foundation. The now binding benchmarks set out at the EU Climate Summit will have a significantly positive effect on future international market developments. In light of the enormous energy demand, medium-term prospects for the renewable energy industry are better than ever."
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Münster, March 15, 2007
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About Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien (IWR)
In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and servicesï¿½(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and ï¿½slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXXï¿½ (