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 | 13. December 2010 | 4 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Völlig autark – Gibt es auch einen Weg zur kompletten Selbstversorgung mit Energie?

Der Strom wird nahezu jedes Jahr teurer, Gas- und Ölpreise tendieren ebenso stetig nach oben. Um seine eigenen vier Wände mit Wärme und Elektrizität zu versorgen, sind fast alle Bundesbürger auf die Lieferungen von Stadtwerk oder Stromanbieter angewiesen. Gibt es nicht einen Weg, sich aus diesen Zwängen zu befreien? read more

Energy Blog | 13. December 2010 | 4 Comments

Energy question of the week: Complete autonomy - is there a way to total energy self-sufficiency?

Electricity costs rise every year, as do gas and oil prices. Almost all German citizens are obliged to use the services of gas and electric utility companies to keep their homes warm and supplied with power. Is there no way out of this? read more