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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

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


How I Cope With The Long Wait For The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Recycled Cleantech

August 21st, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Since a certain company involved in the electric vehicle revolution is taking a ridiculous amount of headlines these days and months, and since I have been waiting in line for more than two years to buy one particular revolutionary product from this certain company, I have made decisions that force me to take a step back and shift focus a bit


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



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