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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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100% Electric Yacht Under Construction For 2019 — #CleanTechnica Interview

November 9th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

H2-Industries and Nobiskrug, the German boat builder, are collaborating on an all-electric yacht using LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier), with an expected completion date in the first quarter of 2019. Once finished, the vessel is expected to have a range of 1,000 nautical miles with a cruising speed of 10 knots per hour. H2-Industries CEO and founder Michael Stusch answered some questions about the new yacht for CleanTechnica


Climate Change May Increase Heat Waves, Coastal Damage, & Wildfires In California

November 5th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The California Natural Resources Agency recently released a new statewide climate change assessment. According to the report, climate change impacts in California will increase in severity over the coming decades. Rising temperatures will result in more heat waves, and by 2050 there might be an extra 11,000 heat-related deaths each year. It is expected there will also be more wildfires.


Cutting US Transportation Energy In Half

November 4th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A campaign has been launched to cut US transportation energy use by 50% by 2050. Audi of America President Scott Keogh and National Grid US President Dean Seavers are the chairs of the Alliance to Save Energy's 50x50 Commission. Natasha Vidangos, Vice President of Research for the Alliance to Save Energy, answered some questions about the campaign for CleanTechnica


Hummingbird Folding E-Bike Weighs 10.3 Kilograms

November 3rd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Peter Craciun is the founder and director of Hummingbird Bike, which he started in 2016. He created his first bike for his girlfriend to encourage her to get into cycling. From there, he went on to design and create a very light folding bike utilizing a carbon fiber frame. There is also an e-bike version, which folds and is also very lightweight. He answered some questions about it for CleanTechnica


2 Solar Ovens Reviewed

October 31st, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar ovens use a free source of energy which produces no emissions of any kind -- sunlight. It isn’t only saving money on fuel and reducing emissions that makes solar ovens appealing, though. Jim says the heat from a solar oven is more moderate and the food he prepares doesn’t get dried out as much. Both men agree food made in a solar oven tastes better


National Center For Manufacturing Sciences & US Army Research Laboratory Are Collaborating

October 31st, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen are collaborating to launch the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) program. The new program is intended to support US manufacturers with their large-scale additive manufacturing (3D printing) projects. Cosima N. Boswell-Koller, Ph.D., NCMS Senior Project Manager and AMMP Program Lead, answered some questions about the program for CleanTechnica


1.8 Million Clean Energy Workers Employed In Top 50 American Metro Areas

October 27th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

According to a report from E2, 1.8 million American clean energy jobs are located in the top 50 metro areas. They represent 58% of America's total 3.2 million clean energy jobs. Every one of the top 50 metro areas employs over 10,000 clean energy workers. Michael Timberlake, the Communications Director for E2, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the clean energy industry.


Virgin & LanzaTech Partner On Alternative Jet Fuel

October 22nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

LanzaTech says its alternative blend jet fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% or more. The company's CEO, Jennifer Holmgren, answered some questions about it and collaborating with Virgin Atlantic for CleanTechnica


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



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