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About James Ayre

James Ayre James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

Author Archives: James Ayre

Tesla Refutes Idea That CEO Elon Musk Was In Israel To Meet With Cortica (AI Tech Firm)

March 22nd, 2018 | by James Ayre

A number of news agencies reported in the past week that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in Israel in order to discuss a possible collaboration with the artificial intelligence company Cortica. A spokesperson for Tesla has now come out and denied the truth of these reports, though -- stating that while Elon Musk was indeed in Israel, he was not there in relation to Cortica. Elon Musk actually got on Twitter to note that he hadn't even heard of Cortica before

Tesla’s Proposed Compensation Package For Elon Musk Approved After Split In Recommendations

March 21st, 2018 | by James Ayre

The performance-based compensation package Tesla's board recently proposed for Tesla CEO Elon Musk has drawn a variety of responses to date. After two of the most prominent proxy advisory firms out there came out against the proposal and urged shareholders to vote against it, Tesla's fourth largest investor, the T. Rowe Price Group, seemingly came out in favor of the proposal

Efficient Wood Burning — Rocket Stoves, Masonry Heaters, & Dakota Fire Pits

March 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The burning of wood and biomass has gotten something of a bad reputation amongst some in the environmental community in recent years, despite the fact that well-managed woodland biomass production and use is probably as close to carbon-neutral as you can get when factoring in full-lifecycle costs and impacts (especially those from the mining sector)

Auto Parts Supplier Magna Invests $200 Million In Lyft

March 16th, 2018 | by James Ayre

In another sign of the way that the auto industry is now shifting away from auto manufacturer dominance and towards parts suppliers, battery suppliers, and on-demand taxi service operators, the auto parts supplier Magna has now reportedly invested $200 million into Lyft.

Reading Buses Testing 17 Scania Double-Decker Biogas Buses

March 13th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Scania has completed delivery of 17 new biogas-powered double-decker buses to Reading Buses (UK), according to a new press release. The new biogas-powered buses are being put into service on Reading's reportedly busiest route, the "Purple 17."

RWE To Sell 76.8% Stake In Innogy To E.ON & Buy Into E.ON

March 13th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The Germany-based utility company RWE has agreed to sell its 76.8% stake in Innogy to the utility company E.ON, as part of a broader deal that will see RWE acquire a minority stake in E.ON and begin managing the renewable energy businesses of both Innogy and E.ON.

Volkswagen Diesel Cars Use Up To 14% More Fuel After Software “Fix,” With NOx Emissions Still 400% Higher Than Lab Figures, Study Shows

March 13th, 2018 | by James Ayre

A new analysis from the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has (again) confirmed as much -- with Volkswagen diesel cars being found to use up to 14% more fuel after being recalled and "fixed" than previously. Even after the software fix in the vehicles in question was implemented, NOx emissions were still over 400% higher than the levels seen in lab testing

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