Siemens Sponsors The Energy Collective

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens is pleased to announce that it is the enabling sponsor of The Energy Collective (, the Web's leading community for energy policymakers, executives and activists who are committed to finding common-ground solutions to global energy and climate concerns. Launched in November 2007, The Energy Collective's roster of contributors includes many of the most recognizable and influential bloggers, journalists and entrepreneurs active today.


"One of the things that attracted us to The Energy Collective is its 'big tent' approach to energy and climate issues," said Mark Derbacher, Vice President, Energy Communications, Siemens Energy Sector. "Its contributors represent the whole diverse spectrum of perspectives. Yes, they're passionate advocates, but deeply pragmatic as well and focused on the kinds of technological and innovative solutions that Siemens can offer today."

The Energy Collective numbers among its contributors such energy luminaries as Professor Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, leading sustainability journalist Marc Gunther, author and energy policy advocate Joe Romm, whose work NY Times columnist Tom Friedman called "indispensible," and David Hone, Climate Change Advisor for Royal Dutch Shell.

"We believe it is vitally important for Siemens to be part of the global conversation about energy and climate change that is taking place today," said Mark Derbacher. "In the new energy age we are serious about efficiency, grid modernization and about revolutionizing the ways we generate power to meet ever-increasing demand. How do we get to that point? That's the topic of the conversation that's happening every day at The Energy Collective, and Siemens wants to be supportive of and engaged in that discussion."

"Siemens is the ideal partner for The Energy Collective, because our respective interests are so well aligned. The Energy Collective is committed to charting the course forward to solve our energy and climate challenges," added Robin Carey, CEO and Co-founder of The Energy Collective's parent company, Social Media Today LLC. "Siemens, meanwhile, is comfortable with the broad set of ideas aired on our site because, with their incredibly diverse product portfolio, they simply want to see smart consensus emerge so that policy-making and technology deployment can proceed."

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR22.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR33.4 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.4 billion. On September 30, 2008, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 83,500. Further information is available at:

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