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View E.ON Innovation Opinion for the latest thoughts and analysis on energy transformation, emerging technologies, global debates and latest research outcomes from world's leading minds.

Thomas Birr

Blockchain, tulips, and the demand for green energy disruption

28 June 2020

2017-2018 marked a period known as cryptocurrency mania, where bitcoin became a household name and alternative crypto token prices were pumped and dumped by crypto-speculators.  I am glad the cryptocurrency hype is over, now we can get back to trying to change the world for the better. However, let us separate hype from value – and the blockchain from the frenzy surrounding the fallen digital coin.

Kerstin Eichmann

From Ego to Eco – cultivating ecosystems to boost energy innovation

20 May 2020

During a technological shift, the only way large energy players like E.ON will stay on top of this shift is by working in partnership with others.  

Mark Ritzmann

COVID-19 – an opportunity to explore the benefits of glocalisation

27 April 2020

Many articles have been written in the last weeks about the horrific impact of COVID-19 on our society, businesses and governments. As an innovation leader, I hope to open a discussion on the potential opportunities that events like these can offer our communities. 

Thomas Birr

The future is more about smart communities than smart cities

20 April 2020

Smart cities are not merely a far-off dream of the distant future. Innovative technologies are already making smart cities a reality. Yet, the rapid growth of smart cities is making the urban-rural divide wider than ever.

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