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DTM: Cult band Earth, Wind & Fire pays BMW Team Schnitzer a visit. Motorsport and music history came face to face at the Norisring on Sunday. BMW Team Schnitzer, celebrating its 50th birthday this year, welcomed cult band Earth, Wind & Fire, which has enjoyed international musical success since the 1970s, into its garage. Bruno Spengler took the musicians on a tour of the garage and the BMW Bank M3 DTM. “I am a big music fan myself, and am delighted to meet such greats of the music scene in person,” said Spengler. Earth, Wind & F... Read More »

Siemens supporting Brasília’s stadium in bid to become world’s greenest sports arena


Featuring the most sophisticated technological solutions ever used in Brazil, the stadium will be one of the most advanced structures of its type in the world. Green technologies from Siemens can reduce waste at the stadium by controlling water and energy consumption. By helping make Mané Garrincha even more sustainable, the systems will also support the stadium in its bid to become the world's first sports arena to receive LEED Platinum sustainability certification, a status achieved only by buildings meeting the highest environmental standard... Read More »

Power-to-gas unit installed by E.ON injects hydrogen into natural gas system for first time


The P2G unit receives its power from a nearby wind farm. The power runs electrolysis equipment that transforms water into hydrogen which is injected into the regional gas transmission system. The hydrogen becomes part of the natural gas mix and can be used to generate power or heat. The P2G unit is scheduled to enter service in late August. Once operational, it will use surplus renewable-source electricity to produce about 360 cubic meters of hydrogen per hour. It will therefore harness renewable-source electricity that otherwise could not b... Read More »

Nokia to fully acquire Siemens’ stake in NSN


The purchase price for Siemens' stake is EUR 1.7 billion and the transaction is expected to close during the third calendar quarter of 2013. Upon closing of the planned acquisition, Nokia Siemens Networks will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia. Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia, commented: "With its clear strategic focus and strong leadership team, Nokia Siemens Networks has structurally improved its operational and financial performance. Furthermore, Nokia Siemens Networks has established a clear leadership position in LTE, whic... Read More »

Germany can save more than €150 billion with its energy transition, Siemens presents Three-Point Plan for implementing the energy transition


Revisions of energy transition concept urgently needed Climate protection to have priority over maximizing renewables Restructuring of Germany's energy system too costly High energy costs burden industry and consumers Germany's competitiveness as a business location threatened At the Siemens Energiewende-Dialog (Energy Transition Dialogue) taking place in Berlin on June 3-11, 2013, the company presented a Three-Point Plan with concrete proposals for the cost-efficient implementation of the energy transition. "Siemens stands behind th... Read More »

Dieter Zetsche (Chairman of Daimler AG) in a private audience with Pope Francis


Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, handed over the keys to the new official papal vehicle to the Head of the Catholic Church at a meeting in the Dieter Zetsche visits Pope Francis at the Vatikan: Vatican City. During their encounter they also discussed sustainable and safer mobility as well as the Daimler AG’s charitable commitment. „We are delighted that His Holiness Pope Francis has decided to trust in the safety and comfort of our vehicles and that, by providing the popemob... Read More »

Deutsche Post acquires email specialist optivo


Deutsche Post is taking over optivo, one of the leading German email marketing services. This expands the Bonn-based company's portfolio in the online advertising market to include the attractive technological field of email marketing. "optivo is an ideal addition to our technology solutions in the online advertising market. Since 2010, we have been successively building up our Online Marketing business unit. Our goal is to be a neutral technology service and the first choice for the advertising industry," says Juergen Gerdes, Corporate Board M... Read More »

Volkswagen group wins “corporate finance award 2012”


The Volkswagen Group has been honored by the “Corporate Finance Award 2012” presented by Börsen-Zeitung. The award was received by Hans Dieter Pötsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for finance and controlling of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Frankfurt am Main on Thursday. The jury, which consisted of Claus Döring (Editor-in Chief of Börsen-Zeitung), Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Prof. Dr. Andreas Cahn (Institute for Law and Finance, University of Frankfurt), Prof. Dr. Reinhard Marsch-Barner (Of Counsel Linklaters) and Dr.... Read More »

UNESCO conference in Berlin adopts roadmap to clean up sport and make it accessible for all


The Berlin Declaration emphasizes that sport is a fundamental right for all, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, age, impairment, cultural and social background, economic resources or sexual orientation. It also underscores the threat to the integrity of sport from transnational organized crime, doping, the manipulation of sports competitions and corruption, which, like sport itself, has become a global phenomenon. “These are not just legal issues,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her opening address to the conference on Wednesda... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL makes Bonn a model city for carbon-free delivery vehicles


Deutsche Post DHL is switching to electric vehicles for its delivery services in Bonn and the surrounding region, making the city the first location in Germany with a carbon-free vehicle concept. In an initial phase, 79 vehicles will be put into service by the end of the year in Bonn and the surrounding area for the parcel delivery and the combined mail and parcel delivery. The pilot project sees about 141 electric vehicles on the road by 2016, then resulting in decreased CO2 emissions of over 500 tons per year. Even at the start of the project... Read More »

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