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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 | 02. November 2010 | 2 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Welche Fortschritte macht das DESERTEC-Projekt für Strom aus der Wüste?

Vergangene Woche lud das Industriekonsortium Dii (DESERTEC industrial initiative) nach Barcelona zu ersten Jahrestagung zum Wüstenstrom-Projekt DESERTEC ein. Im Mittelpunkt standen aktuelle Entwicklungen des maßgeblich vom DLR konzipierten Plans, Europa in Zukunft mit Sonnenstrom aus Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten zu versorgen. Aber mit welchen konkreten Vorhaben rücken wir näher an diese Vision für die Stromversorgung von morgen heran? read more

Energy Blog | 02. November 2010 | 2 Comments

Energy question of the week: What progress is the DESERTEC project making on power from the desert?

Last week the industry consortium, Dii (DESERTEC industrial initiative), invited attendees to Barcelona for its first annual meeting on the DESERTEC desert power project. Top of the agenda were current developments in the plan created by DLR for the future supply to Europe of solar power from North Africa and the Middle East. But what projects are bringing us closer to this vision of future energy supply? read more