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Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy journalist Jan Oliver Löfken writes among other things, for the Technologie Review, Wissenschaft aktuell, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and P.M. Magazin on issues involving energy research and industry. For DLR, he answered the Energy question of the week during the Year of Energy 2010.

Currently, Jan Oliver Löfken writes in the DLR Energy blog on current topics related to the energy turnaround. He considers the contributions that research can make to a secure and affordable energy supply. The energy transition is a social challenge - a project of the century, as noted by Environment Minister Peter Altmeier. In the DLR Energy Blog, Jan Oliver Löfken discusses the outlook of the power supply and what can set the course for politics and the economy today.

Posts from Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy Blog | 25. January 2010 | 5 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Fahren wir in zwanzig Jahren nur noch mit Elektroautos?

Erste Klein- und Sportwagen mit reinem Elektroantrieb sind bereits auf dem Markt. Doch sie kosten noch ein Vielfaches mehr als Autos mit klassischen Diesel- oder Benzinmotoren und haben gerade mal Reichweiten von gut 100 Kilometern. Nur leichte, leistungsfähige und günstige Lithiumionen-Akkus werden dem Elektroauto zum Durchbruch verhelfen können. Werden solche Stromspeicher in nächster Zeit die Serienreife erreichen? read more

Energy Blog | 25. January 2010 | 5 Comments

Energy question of the week: Will we be driving only electric cars in twenty years' time?

The first, purely electrically-driven compact and sports cars are already on the market, but they are much more expensive than their classic diesel or petrol engine counterparts and have a range of no more than 100 kilometres. Only light, high-performance and cheap lithium-ion batteries will help electric cars achieve a breakthrough. Will such electricity storage devices reach production standard in the near future? read more