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Jake Richardson Hello, I have been writing online for some time, and enjoy the outdoors. If you like, you can follow me on Google Plus.

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Cow Methane Emissions Reduced By Swiss Company Agolin

October 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The Swiss company Agolin has developed feed additives which reduce methane emissions from cows, and methane is one of the key greenhouse gases. The company was founded in 2006 and uses botanical compounds in the additives. Michael Roe, Agolin's Commercial Director, answered some questions for CleanTechnica

Electric Motor Production Begins At Audi Hungaria

October 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Audi Hungaria recently began producing electric motors in Gyor using modular assembly with about 100 employees in an 8,500 square meter workspace. The first electric motors from Audi Hungaria will be used in the Audi e-tron. Peter Sarvari, Project leader of E-engine production AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt, answered some questions about the production for CleanTechnica

Climate Change Impacts Can Worsen Mental Health Conditions

October 17th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Research conducted at MIT investigated the connection between climate change impacts like severe weather incidents and mental health conditions. Researchers found that weather conditions like hotter temperatures and severe tropical cyclones can have an impact on mental health. One of the researchers, Nick Obradovich, answered some questions about the study for CleanTechnica

Car2go Launching In Paris

October 17th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Car2go will launch in Paris with 400 smart EQ fortwos in January of 2019. Within Europe, the carsharing service is already operating in cities like Madrid, Stuttgart, and Amsterdam.

Tesla Model 3 Owner Drives For Uber & Lyft In Kentucky — #CleanTechnica Interview

October 15th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Andy Slye is a videographer/filmmaker and Uber driver who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He doesn't drive a Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, or Ford Escape, though — his vehicle is a fully electric Tesla Model 3. As far as he knows, his Tesla is the only one of its kind being used as an Uber vehicle in his area. You can see how some of his passengers react to riding in it in a video he made, a video that actually got retweeted by Tesla and Elon Musk last week (after we interviewed Andy). Below are Andy's answers to questions we asked about the Model 3 and his experience with it in Kentucky

2018 Nissan Leaf Owner Interview

October 15th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Stephen Puryear and his wife recently purchased a 2018 Nissan Leaf. They live in the Bay Area and owned an older Leaf prior to getting the new one. (They also have a Toyota Prius.) Mr. Puryear generously agreed to answer some questions for CleanTechnica about his new Leaf experiences so far

Motorized Stand-Up Scooters: The Next Big Fad Or Fizzle?

October 14th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

By some accounts, there is an ‘e-mobility’ wave coming, and at some point, we will have a much greater range of options for personal transportation in urban settings. One of them will reportedly be mass e-scooters for rent or purchase, but motorized stand-up scooters are not exactly new

IKEA Plans Emissions-Free Deliveries In 5 Cities

October 9th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

IKEA is well-known for using solar power at some of its stores, and for offering solar panels for sale within some of them as well. The company just added a new green wrinkle -- emissions-free delivery in 5 cities by

City Of Aspen, Colorado, Tries Transportation Alternatives

October 6th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

In order to reduce congestion, the city of Aspen, Colorado, is employing a city mobility lab to study traffic patterns and trial an app called Miles to encourage less driving. The goal is to try to decrease the number of cars coming into the town each day by 800. The mobility lab is named Shift, and Ashley Perl, the lab's project director, answered some questions for CleanTechnica

Is Bird A Boon Or Burden To Urban Communities?

October 6th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Bird, the electric scooter startup, has raised $418 million and has been valued at $2 billion. It has been reported that it was the fastest startup to achieve ‘unicorn’ status. One of the investors is Sequoia Capital, and Roelof Botha, a partner there, said he sees San Francisco one day having 10,000 Bird scooters, potentially earning $70 million a year in revenues

New Urbino 12 LE Lite Hybrid Bus To Be Introduced By Solaris

October 2nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The new 85-passenger Solaris Urbino 12 LE lite hybrid will be introduced by Solaris October 23-25, 2018 at the 14th International Fair of Public Transport TRANSEXPO in Kielce, Poland. Updated versions of the Solaris Urbino 12 electric and the Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid will be shown too

Wind Power Has Been Helping Humans For Over 1,000 Years

October 2nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Today, wind power is misperceived by some as being a fringe technology for environmentalists. However, it has been assisting humans for thousands of years in various forms, long before the use of fossil fuels. It also appears the utilization of wind resources will easily last much longer than the use of fossil fuels

First California Public Floating Solar Power System Delivered By Ciel & Terre

October 1st, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Ciel & Terre USA recently announced the completion of a new 252 kW floating photovoltaic power system for the Lake County Special Districts on behalf of Kelseyville County Waterworks Dist. #3. Over 700 floating solar panels were used with SolarEdge solar optimizers for the installation. Chris Bartle, Business Development Manager for Ciel & Terre USA, answered some questions about the project for CleanTechnica

Over 700,000 Diesel Vehicles Must Be Recalled By Daimler

September 28th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Over 700,000 diesel vehicles have to be recalled by Daimler because of the detection of illegal software. The affected models reportedly are the GLC sport-utility vehicle (SUV), C-Class sedan, and Vito vans. Fines are not part of the picture, nor are there any difficult hardware repairs

EVgo Brings On 3 New Executives

September 27th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

EVgo, the nation's largest public EV fast charging network, recently added several more executives as it undergoes a new growth phase. Jonathan Levy, VP for Strategic Initiatives at EVgo, answered some questions about the new staff for CleanTechnica

Could Apple’s Hometown Of Cupertino Get A Hyperloop?

September 27th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Only 10% of Apple's headquarters employees live in Cupertino, which means thousands are commuting there and adding to local congestion. In order to cut down on gridlock and tedious, time-consuming drives, the idea of building a local Hyperloop has been discussed

Fronius Symo Hybrid Works With LG Chem RESU Energy Storage System

September 25th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The Fronius Symo Hybrid is a single product which has multiple functions. It acts like a battery inverter, hybrid inverter, controller with system monitoring, and a battery charging system. The Symo Hybrid is now compatible with the LG Chem RESU storage system, and of course it works with the Fronius Solar Battery. Thomas Mühlberger, Product Management Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH, answered some questions about it for CleanTechnica

Flying Cars Pique Interest Of Japanese Government

September 24th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Have you ever wanted to drive or pilot a flying car? The Japanese government is interested in developing such technology and reportedly will launch a public-private council to facilitate its creation. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as well as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will be involved

DOE Awards More Than $3 Million For High Performance Computing Manufacturing

September 22nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted almost $3.8 million for 13 industry projects in the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program, which operates in various national labs like LLNL, LBNL, Oak Ridge, and Sandia. The program combines DOE supercomputing capabilities and expertise with American manufacturers to improve innovation and industrial processes. Robin Miles, acting director of the HPC4 Manufacturing program, answered some questions about the projects, and Brandon Wood answered the ones related to KeraCel for CleanTechnica

Electric Tractors Have Advantages Over Diesels

September 20th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Electric tractors have a number of advantages over their diesel counterparts. Most importantly, they don't produce CO2 emissions or other air pollution directly. It's true that the electricity they use is sometimes generated by natural gas or other fossil fuels -- or a blend of energy sources -- but eventually, some will run on electricity from only clean, renewable sources.

100% Electric Autonomous Shuttle Project For Quebec

September 15th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A 100% electric autonomous shuttle will be used on roads in Candiac, Quebec, in a long-term demonstration project. It is a collaboration between the shuttle's manufacturer, NAVYA, Keolis Canada, the Quebec government, and Propulsion Quebec. From fall to winter, the shuttle will provide free service between the park-and-ride lot and André-J.Côté Park

CHAdeMO Developing Ultrafast Charging Standard With China (#CleanTechnica Interview)

September 14th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The CHAdeMO Association recently announced that it had signed an MOU with the China Electricity Council to develop a next-generation ultrafast charging standard. Once developed, it is expected the standard will support the expansion of EV charging networks. Dave Yoshida, Secretary General at CHAdeMO, answered some questions about this news for CleanTechnica

Love Tribute Written By 5-Year Tesla Owner (#CleanTechnica Interview)

September 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Brett Morrison, a Tesla owner and enthusiast, recently published an article on his site about owning and driving Teslas. The piece he wrote is about love in a number of forms. Morrison generously answered some questions about his experiences for CleanTechnica

Tesla Model 3 Racer Beats Gas-Powered Cars (#CleanTechnica Interview)

September 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

In this YouTube video, you see a Tesla Model 3 easily beating a number of gas-powered cars in several races, but who is the driver? The Model 3 was referred to on Teslarati as being "rather mysterious," but with a little help from YouTube and Twitter, it's clear the driver was Alex Munoz, who is from San Diego. Recently, he purchased a Model 3 Performance. He answered some questions for CleanTechnica about owning and driving the Model

How To Save A Bicyclist’s Life

September 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Reportedly, doorings are one of the most common bike-to-vehicle types of accidents in urban areas. If this is true, it's probably not surprising to anyone. That a free, simple, and effective maneuver exists to reduce doorings exists and can be adopted very easily might be

UK Set To Have Thousands More Electric Vans

September 7th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Led by Global Action Plan in partnership with Engie, the UK Clean Van Commitment is an initiative which aims to get 2,400 new electric vans in operation by 2020, and for 18,000 new electric vans to replace diesel vans by 2028.

Traffic Fatalities Contribute To US Life Expectancy Decline

September 7th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A recent research study published in the BMJ observed a decline in US life expectancy at birth in 2015 and 2016. According to the study, one reason for the decline is traffic fatalities. Study author Jessica Ho, a professor at USC, answered some questions for CleanTechnica

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