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BP Europa SE

Michael Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Management of BP Europa SE, Bochum/Germany, since May 2012, is leaving the company. He will be succeeded by Wolfgang Langhoff, most recently responsible for matters of portfolio strategy in the dissolution of the Ruhr Oel Joint Venture between BP and the Russian company Rosneft, on 1st January 2017.

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E.ON

In his role as Chief Digital Officer, Matthew Timms has been managing the newly formed Digital Business Unit of E.ON SE, Düsseldorf/Germany, since 1st August 2016. Timms was previously responsible for digital business at SAP AG in London.

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Gazprom

The current Senior Managing Director of Gazprom Germania GmbH, Berlin/Germany, Vyaches-lav Krupenkov, is retiring from the company. Andrey Biryulin is now the company‘s sole Managing Director.

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K + S AG

In its meeting on 24th August 2016, the Supervisory Board of K + S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel/Germany, appointed Dr. Burk-hard Lohr future Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the company. Currently Chief Financial Officer of K + S, Lohr is due to take over from Norbert Steiner when he retires on 12th May 2017. The Super-visory Board is due to appoint additional members ...

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MIBRAG

On 1st July 2016, the former Head of the Lignite-Fired Power Stations business division at RWE Power AG, Armin Eichholz, succeeded Joachim Geisler as Chairman of the Board of Management of Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG), Zeitz/Germany.

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Total

On 8th July 2016, Bruno Daude-Lagrave became Managing Director of Total Deutschland GmbH, Berlin/Germany. Prior to that, he managed AS24, the HGV automatic filling station business unit of Total. Daude-Lagrave succeeded Hans-Christian Gützkow, who has moved to the parent company in Paris/France.

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UNFCC

Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico is the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn/Germany. She succeeded Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica, who served a term of six years in office.

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Grant notification awarded

The North Rhine-Westphalian State Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, summarised the results of a feasibility study for an underground pumped-storage power station at the Prosper-Haniel mine near the city of Bottrop in a few words: “Prosper-Haniel could be transformed from a mine into a power station and then into a battery”. He presented the first part of the study alongside Chairman ...

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50 years of the Bund Deutscher Bergmanns-, Hütten- und Knappenvereine

“Anyone who isn’t inspired by tradition cannot shape the future.” That is the quote with which Association Chairman Kurt Wardenga welcomed around 80 guests to the 50th anniversary of the Bund Deutscher Bergmanns-, Hütten- und Knappenvereine e. V. (Association of German Mining and Smelting Communities) on 18th June 2016 in the German Mining Museum in Bochum (Figure 1, 2). Guest ...

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Energy consumption increases noticeably

Energy consumption in Germany increased by 1.6 % in the first six months of this year compared with the same period the previous year. A total of 6,821 PJ or 232.6 mt of coal equivalent (SKE) were consumed in the first half of the year. The increase in consumption has been attributed to the cooler weather conditions at the beginning of ...

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