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About Jesper Berggreen

Jesper Berggreen Jesper had his perspective on the world expanded vastly after having attended primary school in rural Africa in the early 1980s. And while educated a computer programmer and laboratory technician, working with computers and lab-robots at the institute of forensic medicine in Aarhus, Denmark, he never forgets what life is like having nothing. Thus it became obvious for him that technological advancement is necessary for the prosperity of all humankind, sharing this one vessel we call planet earth. However, technology has to be smart, clean, sustainable, widely accessible, and democratic in order to change the world for the better. Writing about clean energy, electric transportation, energy poverty, and related issues, he gets the message through to anyone who wants to know better. Jesper is founder of Lifelike.dk.



Author Archives: Jesper Berggreen

The Copenhagen Wheel Was Worth The Wait: My First Ride

July 16th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

As always, when some new and exiting e-bike tech comes to market, Carsten Obel at E-wheels.dk is quick to try it out. He has secured himself a small batch of the brand new Copenhagen Wheel, and I hurried right over and gave it a spin as soon as he had built his first test bike


E-bikes Can Now Go Crazy Fast In Danish Bike Lanes

July 2nd, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

As of July 1, 2018, the so-called Speed Pedelec electric bicycles with a maximum speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) will be allowed in bike lanes in Denmark. Until now, they had to be registered as a big moped (small motorbike) and were not allowed on bike lanes


A Man And His Mini Moke — The Story Of An Exotic EV Conversion

June 17th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Wanting to drive a zero emission vehicle that runs on sunshine, Doug White decided to do an ICE to EV conversion. He wanted to make an all island, go anywhere electric vehicle and of course, to start an EV conversion, one needs a donor vehicle. He wondered what might be the best island car ever? And the good old Mini Moke popped into his mind. Instantly he decided to make an electric Mini Moke. The perfect island car!


Energy Flexibility Forum — A New European Platform For Key Stakeholders In The Transition Towards A Flexible Energy System

June 4th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

The organization SolarPlaza is organizing an important summit on 11 --12 June in Copenhagen called the Energy Flexibility Forum that will be a platform for key stakeholders to specify their needs, showcase their solutions, find their renewed roles and collaboratively take on market and regulatory barriers to accelerate the transition towards a flexible energy system.


What Was I Thinking? A Tale Of An EV Conversion That Was Over Before It Began

June 2nd, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Spoiler: This should have been the joyful story of a successful conversion of an old fossil-fume-farting classic car into a high-tech electric classic car. Instead, it all ended in confusion and disillusion. Still, the plan made sense, and I really hope some of you will comment with your own experiences


Solar Smashes Wind In First German Technology-Neutral Tender

April 12th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

As the expiry of the previous support scheme for renewable energy in Denmark resulted in a significant expansion with land based wind energy in 2017, we hold our breath to see how the annual technology neutral wind and solar tenders for 2018 and 2019 will pan out in the country. While we wait we can look to Germany and see what happened there at its first attempt.


Water From The Air — The Perfect Solution?

April 9th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Big problems need big solutions. But big and effective solutions might not be that complicated. I had heard about devices that extract water from thin airm but I wondered if any industrial scale solutions were out there



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