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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The Important Lesson From Record 560 Miles In A Tesla Model S P100D

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

A new "hypermiling" record for production electric vehicles has been set by a pair from Belgium, using a Tesla Model S 100D. The duo in question, Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools, managed to squeeze 560 miles (901 kilometers) out of the Tesla Model S 100D in question, by traveling at an average of 24 miles per hour (39 km/h) for right around 24 hours. Before we go further about the short-term news, there's a very important lesson to be learned and shared (again) regarding this record and how it relates to the practicality of EV life today


UK’s Progress Towards Climate Change Goals Is Stalling, Advisors Say

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The UK's progress towards achieving its climate change goals has been stalling, according to a new report from the UK's Committee on Climate Change advisers. The report argues that new policy initiatives and strategies are needed if the UK is to meet its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals


UPS Sets New Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Goals For 2025

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The highly prominent global shipping carrier UPS has announced a new set of "sustainability" goals that will see the company greatly add to its fleet of alternative fuel and electric vehicles in the coming years, as part of its push to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions footprint for global ground operations by 12% by


Siberia Is On Fire

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In keeping with the theme established by the events of recent years, Siberia has once again caught fire. As it stands, this summer's wildfires in Siberia have already burned through around 133,000 acres — mostly in southern Siberia, near Lake Baikal


London Upgrading Around 5,000 Buses To Meet Euro VI Emissions Standards

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

As part of the Mayor of London's ongoing efforts to reduce the city's growing air pollution problems, a new retrofit program has been announced that will result in around 5,000 buses being upgraded so as to meet the Euro VI emissions standard. The program is reportedly expected to slash the emissions of the 5,000 or so buses in question by around 95%.



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