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About Susanna Schick

Susanna Schick Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. Which is why she's now based in Barcelona, Spain and happy to live in a city moving rapidly toward complete freedom from cars. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, urban mobility, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders.



Author Archives: Susanna Schick

Santa Monica To Pilot Zero Emissions Delivery Zones

June 21st, 2020 | by Susanna Schick

The city of Santa Monica’s main business district has been chosen as the pilot for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s new Neighborhood Zero Emissions Delivery Zone. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has put out an RFI (request for information) to companies far and wide who may have the technological solutions they need to solve this challenge


Los Angeles’ Zero Emissions Roadmap To 2028

November 26th, 2019 | by Susanna Schick

Los Angeles. 2028. The Summer Olympics return for their third trip. The Olympic Committee has fulfilled their promise to only use recycled materials. An easy promise in a city with so much existing Olympic Infrastructure. But will the Olympians be able to breathe? Will Los Angeles, America’s manufacturing hub, be forced to shut down factories (and the ports!) for weeks preceding the Olympics in order to ensure adequately clean air? Or will this not be enough? Will all Olympic events be held indoors? Will Olympians compete wearing filtration masks and oxygen tanks


Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

September 23rd, 2019 | by Susanna Schick

I’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute. But they’re also cool. They’ve still got that vibe of the Puch 50 they’re modeled after. But they also have a modern feel, all black-clad. They follow the Henry Ford Design School -- you can have any color you want, as long as it’s black. Definitely the perfect vehicle for heading to the beach, or to work


Condoleezza Rice Discusses Peace In The Middle East At Stanford Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

One of the speakers was Saudia Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi. He began with the official statement (as of that day, November 1st, 2018) about the massacre of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then he and Secretary Condoleezza Rice got down to the business of how Saudi Arabia plans to remain a viable country as demand for oil shrinks. As oil represents 46% of its GDP and 87% of its exports, this is a massive challenge to its (rather imbalanced) economy. Rice asked him a host of touchy questions with the utmost diplomacy, as expected from a former Secretary of State


Stanford University Holds Inaugural Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Governor Jerry Brown and William Perry. Stanford University Staff Photographer: Harmer. While America was focused on the upcoming election, and before Global Warming rendered most of Northern California completely uninhabitable, the leaders in energy production got together on a beautiful day at Stanford to discuss the future of energy. Not just clean energy, but all energy.


Study Hall LA Taught Los Angeles About Sustainable Fashion

September 3rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

On a balmy Sunday in August, the cognoscenti of the sustainable fashion world took over Los Angeles' chic Ace Hotel theater to carry the message that it is indeed possible to build a line of clothing without destroying the lives of everyone it touches along the way. The Library’s Study Hall was packed with great new information on how to build a sustainable clothing line


How The LADWP Creates Power Outages

July 12th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

OK, so it's not fair they shoulder all the blame for these power outages. Its crews worked night and day to restore power to Angelenos suffocating in last weekend's epic heatstorm. LADWP's power outages affected nearly 3% of its customers last weekend. They're calling it an "unprecedented" heat storm, and as you can see, all-time records have been broken


California Voters! The GOP Wants Your Help Repealing The Gas Tax

June 28th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Or so it seems. This survey regarding attempts to repeal the gas tax just came through my inbox, and could certainly use some input from voters interested in cleantech. People who want gasoline to remain cheap are stuck in the past. Or worse, they're stuck living in places with no viable public transit.


Move Over Jay-Z, Dephree Is The Rapper For Mother Earth

June 28th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

The complete list of laws broken by eco-rapper Dephree as he preached his anti-pollution message to commuters on the oldest highway in America this morning is still not final. His white privilege shone through as the LAPD didn't just shoot him down, and let him enjoy a happy ending fit for any Hollywood stunt performer


2018 Zero FX Review | Cheaper Batteries = Better Everything

June 24th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Zero gave Robert and I a Zero FX for a month, to put it through its paces. As readers may know, I’ve been a Zero FX(S) owner since 2013, and writing about Zeros since 2009. The great thing about Zero is it has always tried to keep prices as reasonable as possible, considering how expensive batteries have been. And as batteries have gotten cheaper, Zero has passed that savings along to customers, while also improving the components and build quality


The Rad Kidz Know The Fastest Way to Circular Fashion

June 21st, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

At the Urban Air Market in Los Feliz, a swanky neighborhood tucked into the east side of Los Angeles, I was excited to see so many upcycled crafts in one place. Particularly of the textile variety, considering how Americans throw out 11 million tons of textiles every year. 80% of those old clothes goes straight to landfill.



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