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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 | 01. February 2010 | 7 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Wie lange reichen unsere Erdölvorräte noch?

Die weltweite Wirtschaftskrise hatte auch eine gute Seite. So ging in den Jahren 2008 und 2009 der weltweite Erdölverbrauch geringfügig zurück. Doch schon in diesem Jahr wird er voraussichtlich wieder ansteigen und sich auf eine Menge von etwa 85 Millionen Barrel (Fass) pro Tag summieren. Bis 2030 - so die Prognose im aktuellen World Energy Outlook 2009 der Internationalen Energieagentur (IEA) - steigt der Bedarf um jährlich ein weiteres Prozent auf 105 Millionen Barrel pro Tag an. Wie lange kann diese wachsende Nachfrage überhaupt noch gedeckt werden? read more

Energy Blog | 01. February 2010 | 7 Comments

Energy question of the week: How long will our crude oil reserves last?

The global economic crisis has also had a positive side – the consumption of crude oil fell slightly in 2008 and 2009. Yet before long, it is likely to rise again to about 85 million barrels per day. The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2009 report states that demand will rise by a further percent each year to 105 million barrels per day by 2030. For how long can we meet this growing demand read more