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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FGE: Only 10% Of Cars To Be EVs By 2040

March 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The majority of the world's cars will remain gas/petrol-powered for at least the next two decades, according to a new analysis from Facts Global Energy

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Restarts (For 2nd Year In A Row)

March 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Great Barrier Reef experienced it's worst coral bleaching event (since modern record-keeping began) in 2016, as we reported a few months ago with an "obituary." It seems that 2017 may be a repeat (or may not be) of 2016, as coral bleaching has already begun again on the Great Barrier Reef

Justin Trudeau: “No Country Would Find 173 Billion Barrels Of Oil In The Ground And Just Leave Them” (Oil Sands)

March 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Despite all of the talk to the contrary (and fake smiling), it seems that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no intent to seriously address the country's complicity in worsening anthropogenic climate change. Going by his actions since becoming Prime Minister, it's clear that the comments that some critics made during the election that Trudeau was "just a face" were mostly accurate

US Judge Orders Volkswagen Exec Oliver Schmidt Held Until Trial (Next January)

March 18th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Orders from the court are that Volkswagen AG exec Oliver Schmidt be detained until his trial in January 2018. These orders come from a US federal judge in Detroit. The decision follows arguments by prosecutors that Schmidt represented a substantial flight risk -- as a reminder, the German constitution doesn't allow for the extradition of German citizens to other countries

Jaguar I-PACE Concept Makes The Rounds In Geneva & London

March 17th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In anticipation of the model's launch next year, Jaguar recently showcased its all-electric I-PACE Concept on the streets of London (for the first time), giving us a look at the real-world face of the highly anticipated model

Base Lucid Air To Begin At $60,000

March 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre

It looks like earlier reports (that we covered at the time) that the Lucid Air will be priced around $100,000 weren't completely accurate. It turns out that pricing for the base Lucid Air will actually begin at $60,000, reportedly

Audi Factories & Offices In Germany Searched By Police

March 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Audi's two largest factories, along with a number of other sites in the country, were searched by German prosecutors on Wednesday, according to reports. The prosecutors were of course looking for new evidence relating to the Volkswagen (VW Group) diesel emissions cheating scandal

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