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DESY's 3-point energy plan

Sustainability

DESY's 3-point energy plan

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Basic research and climate protection: two key social issues - a mammoth task. Also for DESY. The initial situation: The amount of electricity required by DESY's excellent large-scale research facilities currently corresponds roughly to the daily consumption of 150,000 citizens. An enormous number. We want to change that!
 
The goal: Sustainable research conditions for sustainable research results. "Hopefully, one day we will be able to operate our particle accelerators with electricity from wind farms or solar plants of our choice," says DESY's sustainability manager Denise Völker. "Until then, we use every opportunity within the given conditions to conduct the best research on existential human questions of our time as energy-efficiently as possible." To this end, the ardent advocate for DESY's climate goals has an energy manager on her team - and a clear strategy: analyze, reduce, recycle!

 

From DESY kompakt - Newsletter of the research center DESY 06 | 2021. You can find the complete article here (in German).