Every other week we take a look with EV specialist and Innovation Origins columnist Auke Hoekstra at what caught his eye on topical issues or what he runs into where the preservation of our planet is concerned. Earlier this week he made a plea for telepresence robots, which are going to replace long business trips. But today Auke doesn’t want to talk about sustainability. He wants to say something about the situation in America. “What’s the point of having solar panels everywhere when you live in a rotten society?

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In recent weeks, Auke has noticed on Twitter that the death of George Floyd, police violence, and racism have also affected many of his colleagues’ ‘energy.’ “These people want to make the world a better place, just like I do.”

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.