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13.06.2012 – 09:15

Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG

Freiburg Green City
Green Growth: Investments in renewable energies boost local economy

Freiburg (ots)

Freiburg represents the successful integration of former opposites - ecology and economy. Environmentally sound policies, solar energy technologies, sustainability and environmental protection have become one of the driving forces behind economic, political and urban development. With around 12,000 employees - nearly three per cent of the economically active population - spread across 2,000 businesses and institutions, the environmental and solar sectors contribute approximately 650 million Euro to the regional economy and even more to the region's positive reputation.

The City of Freiburg is internationally known for its environmental approach and its extensive use of solar energy and other renewable sources. It can share experiences gained over many years and showcase a multitude of effective technical and organisational solutions related to sustainable energy management. Focussing early on environmental sustainability and photovoltaic has given the city decisive advantages in a competitive international environment. Freiburg's solar businesses and research institutes profit from a close-knit network, and the city's renown contacts. Hosting a number of prestigious events throughout the year, Freiburg has become a lively centre of the solar industry, and a think tank for sustainability.

The Cluster Green City Freiburg links the stakeholders and institutions of the environmental and solar industry as well as promoting cooperation and the transfer of knowhow. It helps to position the products and services of its member companies and institutions globally in areas as renewable and especially solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainable building and environmental technologies. Actually the cluster has more than 130 members. www.greencity-cluster.de

Green City Freiburg Booth at Intersolar Europe: 
Hall B2, Booth-Nr. B2.330 

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Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Franziska Pankow
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franziska.pankow@fwtm.freiburg.de

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