Daily Archives: 2, September 2023

Iberdrola Makes Strides in Offshore Wind Leadership with Saint-Brieuc and Baltic Eagle Projects

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola, a prominent energy company, is making significant progress in its offshore wind initiatives with notable achievements in the Saint-Brieuc and Baltic Eagle projects. The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, the second-largest in France, is near completion despite challenges … Read the full press release

Hydro’s Norwegian Aluminium Smelters Lead the Way with New Energy Efficiency Measures

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a leading aluminium producer, is taking significant steps to enhance energy efficiency across its five aluminium smelters in Norway. The measures will lead to a reduction in electricity consumption, starting with the installation of LED lights and … Read the full press release

German Student Triumphs Over Health Challenges to Win Student of the Year Award at Scottish Marine Science Institute

(IN BRIEF) Anna Pfoertner, a 23-year-old student from Germany, has been named the Student of the Year at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). She graduated with a first-class honours degree in Marine Science despite battling chronic health problems, … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Delivers First Extreme-Terrain UGV to Norway for Harsh Environments

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall has delivered Norway’s first Rheinmetall Mission Master XT, an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed for extreme terrains and sub-zero temperatures. The contract was awarded by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment following a competitive bid that emphasized challenging … Read the full press release

Austrian School Curricula to Integrate Financial Education with Vienna Stock Exchange Material

(IN BRIEF) As the new school year begins, Austrian curricula are introducing enhanced financial and economic education for fifth to eighth graders in secondary schools. The Vienna Stock Exchange is contributing to this initiative with its “börse4beginners” teaching material, offering … Read the full press release

TenneT Bolsters Supervisory Board with Appointments of Maarten Camps and Kuldip Singh for Diverse Expertise

(IN BRIEF) TenneT, a leading European electricity transmission system operator, has welcomed Maarten Camps and Kuldip Singh as new members to its Supervisory Board, effective from September 1, 2023. Camps, Chair of the Executive Board of Dutch social security agency … Read the full press release

IRENA Report: Solar Power Leads Sharp Decline in Renewable Energy Costs, Indicating Transformative Shift

(IN BRIEF) A recent International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report indicates that 86% of newly commissioned renewable electricity capacity in 2022 cost less than fossil fuel-generated electricity. Solar power notably contributed to this trend, with its global average cost dropping … Read the full press release

BILD TV to Broadcast Handball Bundesliga Matches and Launch Sports Talk Show

(IN BRIEF) BILD TV, in collaboration with Dyn, will broadcast selected top matches of the Handball Bundesliga live on free TV starting from August 27, 2023. The initiative aims to expand the sports content beyond soccer and will also feature … Read the full press release

UK Allocates £18.5 Million for Green Transition Ecosystem Projects to Tackle Ecological Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The UK government has allocated £18.5 million to fund four Green Transition Ecosystem projects aimed at addressing ecological challenges through design-based solutions. The initiatives encompass various areas, including retrofitting houses for improved energy efficiency, sustainable medical equipment usage, … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Strengthens Collaborative Energy Projects with Azerbaijan, Inaugurates Absheron Gas Field Phase

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies’ Chairman and CEO, Patrick Pouyanné, met with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan during the inauguration ceremony of the Absheron gas field’s first development phase. The gas field is currently producing 1.5 BCMA, with plans to increase production … Read the full press release

Mark Rennison Joins NatWest Holdings Board as Independent Director

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) Mark Rennison has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of NatWest Holdings Limited (NWH), effective from September 1, 2023. He will also serve on the NWH Audit Committee. Additionally, Graham Beale has stepped down from the NWH … Read the full press release

NatWest Survey Reveals Positive Outlook Among SME Law Firms Despite Margin Pressures

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) A newly released legal benchmarking survey commissioned by NatWest reveals that 9 out of 10 small to medium-sized (SME) law firms are optimistic about their financial performance in the upcoming year. NatWest’s ninth Legal Report analyzes the financial … Read the full press release

RWE Aktiengesellschaft Initiates Share Acquisition for Employee Share Programme Compliance

(IN BRIEF) RWE Aktiengesellschaft is set to acquire shares in RWE Aktiengesellschaft within the November 15 to November 21, 2023 timeframe. The total purchase value is capped at EUR 25,000,000.00, representing a maximum of 656,857 shares based on the closing … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Collaborates on Multi-Vendor Open RAN Trial for Disaggregated Networks

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom reaffirms its commitment to Open RAN development by unveiling a multi-vendor trial focused on programmable radio access networks (RANs). The initiative showcases the potential of the Non-RT RIC (Real-Time Intelligent Controller) and rApp (RAN Application) concept … Read the full press release

Shell to Sell Home Energy Businesses to Octopus Energy, Eyes Collaboration in EV Charging

(IN BRIEF) Shell Petroleum Company Limited, via its subsidiary Impello Limited, is set to divest its UK and German home energy businesses, Shell Energy Retail Limited (SERL) and Shell Energy Retail GmbH (SERG), to Octopus Energy Group. These businesses cater … Read the full press release