About Matthew Klippenstein

Matthew Klippenstein is a professional engineer and plug-in electric vehicle enthusiast. A member of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association, he lives with his family in the nearby suburb of Burnaby, tweets at @EclecticLip and blogs occasionally at www.eclecticlip.com. A thirteen-year veteran of the fuel cell industry with Ballard Power Systems, he was part of the micro-CHP product team which won the American Electrochemical Society New Technology Award in 2007, and co-authored the company's white paper on the future of electricity ("electron-democracy") for a McKinsey & Company essay series to which Steven Chu and Andy Grove also contributed. In roles spanning research, product design and production, he helped the company scale-up from discrete manual assembly to continuous, automated roll-to-roll processing, with the company manufacturing its 1,000,000th production-line MEA (membrane-electrode assembly) in 2010.



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RE<<C and IPCC Scenario Compression

December 30th, 2016 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Q. What will be the most important technological development over the next 10 years that will have the greatest impact in reducing climate change risks? A. RE<

Canada Cancels Coal, Nissan Kiboshes Keiretsu (Cleantech Talk)

December 8th, 2016 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Editor's Intro: Nicolas Zart and Matthew Klippenstein recently recorded Cleantech Talk #30 for CleanTechnica. It's an interesting discussion about coal phaseout in Canada, Nissan's sale of 41% of its stake in Calsonic, and Volkswagen's EV transition ... or latest hiccups


We Ain’t Afraid Of No Trump! (Cleantech Talk Returns!)

November 21st, 2016 | by Matthew Klippenstein

After a longer-than-expected summer break, Cleantech Talk is back! With Zachary increasingly busy (alas, ever-expanding cleantech media empires don’t autonomously oversee themselves), this season’s co-hosting duties are now being shared by Matthew Klippenstein and Nicolas Zart


Total’s $1.1 Billion Saft Acquisition & Tom’s BMW i5 — Cleantech Talk #26

May 16th, 2016 | by Matthew Klippenstein

In episode #26 of Cleantech Talk, Matthew and I tackled Tom Moloughney’s vision for the BMW i5, how BMW could potentially compete with Tesla Motors and the Tesla Model 3. We then chatted about a fascinating recent acquisition -- Total's majority control acquisition of Saft -- and the general topic of Total's apparent leadership among oil companies in the transition to clean energy


Ontario Cleans Its Hands Of Coal

November 25th, 2013 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Canada’s “little Germany” has cut per-capita emissions 24% since 1990. The Ontario government announced on Friday that it will introduce legislation next [&hellip



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