About The Beam

The Beam The Beam Magazine is a quarterly print publication that takes a modern perspective on the energy transition. From Berlin we report about the people, companies and organizations that shape our sustainable energy future around the world. The team is headed by journalist Anne-Sophie Garrigou and designer Dimitris Gkikas. The Beam works with a network of experts and contributors to cover topics from technology to art, from policy to sustainability, from VCs to cleantech start ups. Our language is energy transition and that's spoken everywhere. The Beam is already being distributed in most countries in Europe, but also in Niger, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Japan, Chile and the United States. And this is just the beginning. So stay tuned for future development and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Medium.



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Teralytics Real-Time Data Helps Cities Reduce Emissions

May 17th, 2017 | by The Beam

A new study conducted in Nuremberg, Germany, by big data company Teralytics, Telefonica NEXT, and sustainability solution provider South Pole Group has shown how analysing mobile network data can be used as an effective way to estimate the level of carbon emissions and air pollution in cities at low cost


Reporting On Climate Change

May 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

What does it look like to be a science and energy journalist today? How do reporters exercise their profession in countries where politicians deny climate change and maybe science in general? And what shapes the debate around climate change


Nimrod Knoller: “Our goal today is to bring the wind industry to where the automotive industry is going. Our technology will make autonomous wind parks a possibility.”

April 13th, 2017 | by The Beam

This week Anne-Sophie Garrigou interviewed Nimrod Knoller, a former rope access technician in the wind industry. This experience made him realize that technicians and operators had a lot of communication difficulties, which is why Nimrod decided to found Onwrks, a software startup specialised in digital tools for wind turbine data management.


On The Economics Of Wind & Solar Power

April 9th, 2017 | by The Beam

Many hope that wind and solar power will eventually become economically competitive on large scale, leading the way to a global low-carbon economy. Are these hopes justified


Andreas Kuhlmann: “The Energiewende — or let’s rather say ‘energy transition’ — is in transition itself.”

February 23rd, 2017 | by The Beam

Andreas Kuhlmann talks about Germany’s Energiewende and dena’s new initiative, the “Start Up Energy Transition” that, in his words, aims to “bring pioneers and enablers of global energy transition together, and to establish an international network of companies, start-ups and sustainability-conscious organisation.”



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