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Author Archives: Jesper Berggreen

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

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