About 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+.

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Maven Gig Launches In San Francisco

June 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Maven Gig carsharing service, aimed at those working in the freelance "gig" economy as delivery drivers or on-demand taxi service drivers, has now launched in San Francisco, California

US DOT: Driving (Miles) Up 1.5% In 2017 vs 2016

June 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Despite the need to vastly and rapidly curtail transportation sector carbon emissions if anthropogenic climate change is to be limited to any real degree, the US transportation sector is continuing to grow ... year by year

Flights Cancelled In Phoenix Because Of Extreme Heat (+118° Fahrenheit)

June 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The intense heat wave that's been gripping much of the western US in recent days has actually forced the cancellation of a number of flights out of Phoenix, Arizona — owing to the simple fact that the Bombardier CRJ aircraft to be used for the flights in question weren't designed to operate above 118° Fahrenheit

California Named US State With Worst Air Quality, Yet Again

June 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The state of California has again been named by the American Lung Association as the US state with the worst air quality -- mostly as a result of having the highest ozone/smog levels out of any state in the country, but also high particle pollution levels

eMotorWerks Doubled Revenues For 3rd Consecutive Year In 2016

June 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The electric vehicle smart grid charging technology firm eMotorWerks doubled its revenues for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to a recent press release. This expansion and revenue growth was partly the result of partnerships with companies such as AeroVironment, Webasto, and Nayax. The company's growing customer base is reflected in the fact that the firm now has more than 18,000 charging stations installed around the world

Hyperloop One Reveals Its Plans For Europe …

June 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following its earlier city-level proposals competition in Europe, Hyperloop One has now revealed the candidate shortlist produced by that competition. The shortlist includes the proposals that were/are both economically and technically feasible

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