About the author

Dorothee Bürkle

When Dorothee Bürkle attended a press conference where a NASA scientist explained how the Saturnian moon Titan was being investigated using remote sensing data, the realisation that her geography studies would become more meaningful with a focus on satellite image analysis was her first thought. After reporting for several years as a freelance writer with the online editorial team at Westdeutscher Rundfunk, a German public broadcasting institution based in North Rhine-Westphalia, Dorothee joined the DLR Corporate Communications Department in 2008.

She is a technical author for the research areas of energy and transport, and as Dorothee believes that energy and mobility are among the most important issues for the future of our society, she is happy to report on new research developments. Dorothee believes that sustainable mobility and energy supply are possible, and, in the face of a rising global population and an increasing demand for energy, necessary. She knows about the sustainable supply of power from her childhood, where a hydroelectric power plant supplied a small mill and an adjoining house.

Posts from Dorothee Bürkle

Energy Blog | 14. March 2013

DLR-Wissenschaftler bloggen über ihre Beiträge für die Energie der Zukunft

Eine sichere und bezahlbare Versorgung mit Energie – das ist und bleibt noch für geraume Zeit eines der wichtigsten Themen unserer Gesellschaft. DLR-Wissenschaftler leisten auf diesem Gebiet wichtige Beiträge: sie entwickeln zum Beispiel Energiespeicher, damit weniger Energie ungenutzt verlorengeht, sie verbessern Windkraftanlagen, so dass diese mehr Strom liefern können. read more

Energy Blog | 29. December 2010 | 2 Comments

'The Future of Energy' Year of Science: A different question every week, 1 answer and 150 comments

During 'The Future of Energy' Year of Science, DLR prepared one question each week on the topic of energy, answered by the science journalist, Jan Oliver Löfken. Users were invited to post their questions and comments on the blog, and we responded as they came in – we received a total of 150 contributions. Read 51 posts on our Energy Blog and see how researchers want to safeguard our energy supply in the future and what policies are being put in place for this in the world of politics. read more

Energy Blog | 27. January 2010 | 1 Comment

Wissenschaftsjahr "Die Zukunft der Energie" offiziell eröffnet

Die Bundesforschungsministerin Annette Schavan hat am 26. Januar 2010 im Berliner Energie-Forum das Wissenschaftsjahr der Energie offiziell eröffnet. Im Mittelpunkt der Veranstaltung standen dabei vor allem die Energieforscher. In einem Kurzfilm erzählten sie, was sie antreibt und wie sie dazu kamen, heute für die Energieversorgung der Zukunft zu forschen. read more

Energy Blog | 12. January 2010 | 1 Comment

Which energy source will we use in the future? DLR Energy Blog for ‘Energy’ Science Year

Can we refuel in the future simply using the Sun? How long will the Earth’s oil reserves last? Which energy source will our grandchildren use? Many people are asking scientific researchers about the future of our energy supply. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; BMBF) has chosen the slogan ‘The Future of Energy’ for Science Year 2010. In the DLR Energy Blog, science journalist Jan Oliver Löfken will answer a question about energy each week during the year. read more