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.



Author Archives: The Beam

Southeast Asia’s Growing Energy Needs

July 9th, 2017 | by The Beam

To meet the energy needs of the region, installed energy generation capacity has to increase to 428 GW and 550 GW by 2025 and 2040, respectively. Fossil fuels are expected to continue to dominate the fuel mix, with coal and natural gas the main contributors


The Beam #4 Coming In July — Get Your Copy Now!

June 27th, 2017 | by The Beam

The Beam #4 brings you 150+ pages of coverage on electric vehicles, the future of food, renewable energy policy, society after oil, the impact of the web on our environment, sustainable fashion, circular economy, and smart mobility, as well as interviews


For A Sustainable Design Of Digital Services

June 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

Writing and sending an email. Booking a train ticket. Finding an address in an online directory. Streaming a video. Chatting on a social network. Shopping from a drive-in. Sending a package from your home: digital services have invaded our daily life


Brexit Offers The Chance To Put An End To The EURATOM Treaty

June 4th, 2017 | by The Beam

If implemented, Brexit would de facto mean the UK’s withdrawal from all European treaties, including the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) treaty. Signed in 1957, EURATOM together with the European Economic Community and the already expired European Coal and Steel Community was one of the treaties establishing the


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



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