About the author

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 | 29. November 2010

Energie-Frage der Woche: Wie können Städte effizienter Energie sparen?

Deutschland ist ein Land der Städte. Knapp 90 Prozent der Bundesbürger leben und arbeiten in urbanen Räumen von Aachen bis Görlitz, von Flensburg bis Friedrichshafen. Mit den Menschen konzentriert sich dort der Bedarf an Energie. Hier liegt der Schlüssel, um eine Verringerung des CO2-Ausstoßes zu erreichen. Doch wie soll der intelligente Stadtumbau, vom Verkehr über das Wohnen bis zum Arbeitsplatz, gestaltet werden? read more

Energy Blog | 29. November 2010

Energy question of the week: How can urban areas efficiently save energy?

Germany is a country of towns and cities. Almost 90 percent of the population lives and works in urban conurbations – from Aachen to Görlitz, from Flensburg to Friedrichshafen. The need for energy is obviously highest where these people are located, and that is the key to achieving a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. However, what form should intelligent urban redevelopment take, from transport through residential accommodation to workplaces? read more