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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

Blockchain & Energy In Europe — New Conference & Interactive Map

January 10th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

This week SolarPlaza has launched a live monitor of all the European blockchain projects in the energy sector. Under the name Blockchain2Energy Europe Solarplaza is hosting its third conference focused on the practical and current-day applications of blockchain in the energy sector. It's scheduled for the 13th of February in Amsterdam


Tesla Model 3 Configurator Opens In Denmark — Most Expensive Starting Price Of Any Market Yet

December 23rd, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Receiving an email from Tesla on the 21st of December 2018 was the most exhilarating experience since I put down 10,000 DKK ($1,500) for a place in the queue on the 1st of April 2016, but the kick I got turned out to be a kick in the face. The starting price for a Tesla Model 3 in Denmark is — as far as I can tell — the highest in any market yet, and thus a whole lot more than I had hoped for


Plowing With Honda Motorbikes Looks Fun — But Reveals An Actual Problem

December 19th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

At first I couldn't help smiling, because it looked like these guys were just having fun with a new idea, but knowing this area from living there myself many years back, I suspected this was not just for the fun of it. I asked Tatila Anthony what motivated this practice, and he explained: "It's used when people fail to access cattle. You know in Zambia cattle die as a result of diseases, so they resort to using Hondas for ploughing. The advantage is also that it is faster."


Tesla Model 3 Is Coming To The Land Of EV Confusion!

December 4th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Back in 2015, Elon Musk was interviewed by Danish television, and when the topic of a plan to phase out the full EV tax credit in the country came up, Elon said it would probably damage the EV market


Sea Cables Or Low Orbit Satellites — The Race For Internet Supremacy Has Begun

November 21st, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

The news about SpaceX getting the go-ahead by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its next phase in deploying the low orbit Starlink satellite internet made me wonder how that many satellites would actually work together to provide the very high throughput and low latency network that Elon Musk has in mind.


Danish Conservative Prime Minister Thinks Climate Council Is Too Conservative, Doubles Electric Vehicle Goal

October 6th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

It was something of a surprise when Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced this week that Denmark will phase out gasoline and diesel car sales to make room for up to 1 million electric cars on the roads by 2030. The number 1 million was a surprise in itself because only a few days earlier the Danish Council on Climate Change released a report recommending a total of 500,000 electric cars by 2030 to pave the way to the end goal of a fossil fuel free nation by


You Are Not Alone With Your Concerns About Climate Change

September 25th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

We want to change our carbon-intensive behavior, but fail to do so out of fear of becoming marginalized in our social environment. However, we underestimate how much our friends and acquaintances worry about the climate. Efforts to create changes in behavior must therefore have a social focus


Effective Conferences On The Future Energy Grid: Future Grid Labs

September 21st, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Solarplaza has its roots in the solar industry. Since 2004 it has been organizing conferences and trade missions about different aspects of this industry. In the past 14 years, it has organized over 100 events in over 30 countries. From Solar Asset Management conferences in Tokyo, San Francisco, and Milan, to trade missions pushing solar development in Senegal, Mali, and Niger, Solarplaza has been trying to accelerate the uptake of solar PV in many different ways



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