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 | 06. December 2010 | 4 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Wer braucht in Deutschland wie viel Strom?

Seit 1990 ist der Stromverbrauch in Deutschland um etwa ein Drittel gestiegen. Trotz effizienter Geräte wie Kühlschrank, Energiesparlampen oder Computer prognostiziert der Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE) bis zum Jahr 2025 eine weitere Zunahme des Strombedarfs um fast 30 Prozent. Hier schlummert ein enormes, heute noch nicht genutztes Sparpotenzial. Doch wer verbraucht in Deutschland eigentlich den meisten Strom? read more

Energy Blog | 06. December 2010 | 4 Comments

Energy question of the week: Who uses the most electricity in Germany?

Since 1990, the consumption of electricity in Germany has risen by about one third. Despite more efficient household appliances - for example, refrigerators, energy-saving light bulbs and computers, the VDE (Germany's trade association for the electrical, electronics and information technology sectors) envisages a further increase of almost 30 percent between now and 2025. There is a vast and currently untapped potential for savings. So, who actually accounts for the majority of electricity usage in Germany? read more