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Author Archives: The Beam

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.”


Hanna Yanchuk: “In developing countries, the growth of the EV market is coming from the people, from the civil society.”

February 16th, 2017 | by The Beam

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Hanna Yanchuk, Deputy Head of the board for the “Electric Vehicle Association of Ukraine” (EV-UA), an association that unites the supporters and users of EVs by setting up an infrastructure of charging stations, creating legal frameworks for the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly transport, and representing Ukraine in the global ‘green’ market


Al Maiorino: “Regardless of where you live, how you vote, what you feel, it is always better to breath in clean air versus unclear air.”

February 9th, 2017 | by The Beam

This week Anne-Sophie Garrigou interviewed Al Maiorino, who has developed and managed multiple corporate public affairs campaigns in a variety of industries such as gaming, power plant/wind farm projects, or housing/residential projects. Here Al Maiorino talks about the role of social media in the development of renewable energy and how it influences people’s opinions



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