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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

Electric Liferaft Passes Extreme Weather Tests

April 21st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

A novel partnership between Torqeedo, part of the DEUTZ group working with marine electric mobility, and VIKING, a manufacturer and service provider in offshore safety, has popped up. It's an innovative new evacuation system with an electric inflatable liferaft


1987 Self-Driving Technology — The Future Was Almost Ready Decades Ago?

April 20th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Isn't this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving package, and at the same time as I choose to flicker through a bunch of old Motor magazines from 1987 to find some mentions of my old 1987 Volvo 240 for a fun comparison, I stumble upon the highlight below


The Aston Martin DB6 EV Story Told By Fully Charged Agent Jonny Smith

April 10th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Having tried myself — and failed miserably — to convert my old Volvo, and noticing how the Duke & Duchess departed Windsor Castle in a Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero last year, this video caught my eye as soon as it left the editing room of the guys at Fully Charged. And maybe you already heard: Bond himself is going EV in the next movie in his iconic series, driving the Aston Martin Rapide E. Oh dear, what has the world come to


New Report On Energy Consumption In Denmark — Carbon Emission Increased In 2018

April 8th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

In a press release this week, the Danish Energy Agency reported a bit of bad news from the land of wind. Denmark as a whole had total energy consumption last year that was higher than the year before, which could just as well have been lower given that total consumption has been relatively stable in a few decades, so no surprise there. The surprise is that, despite the ever-growing amount of renewables in the mix, carbon emissions rose too


The Icelandic Monster Ísar Is Taking All-Terrain Passenger Travel Into The Future

March 28th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Take an extra moment when you look at this beast. Because your brain might automatically come up with an explanation to what you are seeing that is not entirely accurate. Terms like extravagant, unnecessary, extreme, and wasteful are likely to pop up in the minds of environmentally conscientious readers, but as I said, take a moment — and then read on


Storing Energy By Heating Stones To 600 Degrees — Could Power Denmark For Hours

March 19th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

On Monday, the Danish minister of education and research, Tommy Ahlers, attended the official inauguration of a giant pilot facility that will use 600 degree hot stones to store energy. Speaking to dr.dk, he said: "This could be the missing link in our renewable energy transformation." (It's arguable whether there really is a missing link, but that's another story.)


The First Municipality In Denmark To Convert To Electric Buses Gets Closer To Launch

January 21st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

In Roskilde Municipality, close to a million miles is covered by bus each year, and silence is coming to all that travel. All of the city's old diesel buses are to be replaced by the electric alternative. When the electric buses are fully phased in, the transition from diesel to electricity will save the environment 1,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year


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.



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