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Former Governor of California visits Güssing

March 5, 2012

Energy self-sufficiency among the main topics

Arnold Schwarzenegger paid a visit to Gussing in January 2012 to high media interest. Mayor Peter Vadasz and Austrian Federal Minister for the Environment Niki Berlakovich, supported by the brass music band of Gussing, welcomed and accompanied him on his visit to the Biomass Gasification Plant and the laboratory facilities of the Technikum.

Here the former politician was introduced to the newest developments by Managing Director Reinhard Koch and Professor Hermann Hofbauer. Afterwards at the press conference, he voiced his enthusiasm about the success story of Gussing: “Half a world apart from each other, we in California and you in Gussing have worked on the same cause: on positive energy!”

The fundamental business model of Güssing Renewable Energy is the provision of communities with energy, thereby aiming at the creation of energy self-sufficiency and safety as well of jobs through new business establishments. The company, with a subsidiary in the U.S., assists communities in producing reliable energy of certifiable quality from locally and regionally available renewable resources.

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