Uniper presents Berlin New Year celebration

  • Brandenburg Gate event motto: "Uniper welcomes 2020 – the decade of implementation of energy transition"

The past ten years have brought about a change in people‘s minds. Awareness of climate change has reached the heart of society, and topics such as “green energy“ and “sustainability“ are on everyone's lips.

Now begins the time in which this new consciousness must be translated into reality. Over the next ten years, it will be a question of accelerating the transition from classic energies to green technologies in a realistic manner. At midnight on December 31, 2019, not only a new year will begin, not only a new decade: Rather, the confirmation of a whole new era has recently started – the era of implementation of the energy transition in Germany.

Born in the energy transition era, Uniper aims at playing a central role in this process. The company is an operator of a wide variety of power generation assets as well as a large gas business and infrastructure. The Uniper teams have the expertise, the entrepreneurial spirit and the capability of rising above obstacles, to orchestrate combined efforts with governments and other agents in the market. Uniper is in an ideal position to win the understanding of the public for the necessity of adopting a credible energy transformation, and the answer is not to turn the lights off.

The New Year celebrations in Berlin are to be the starting signal for the upcoming tasks. To this end, Uniper is the title sponsor of the event at the Brandenburg Gate, which will be held under the motto „Uniper welcomes 2020 – the decade of implementation of energy transition“.

Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of Uniper, summarizes the commitment thus: „We are convinced that the next decade will be a decisive one – for Uniper, for Germany and for the whole world. The next few years will set the course for the transition to a greener economy and a cleaner environment. As a key driver of this development, we look to the future with a thirst for action. We believe this opportunity cannot be missed. And that is why we are particularly pleased to be able to celebrate the beginning of a new era together with you – by presenting the New Year celebration at the Brandenburg Gate.“

At the New Year celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate, Uniper will not only be the title sponsor. In cooperation with the „Stadtbaukampagne“ of the state of Berlin, the company will also compensate for the environmental impact of the fireworks by investing in reforestation projects. In this way, the company is showing how the tradition of fireworks can be continued in more sustainable times and is contributing to the transition to a more climate-neutral future.

About Uniper

Uniper is a leading international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries and around 11,000 employees globally. Its business is the secure provision of energy and related services. Its main activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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