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Zachary Shahan
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Lives in Wroclaw, Poland
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Originally published EV Obsession. This is an article I’ve been planning to write for approximately half a year. Alas, so many other hot news stories, EV reports, conferences, and the daily truckload of editing, email, social media, and side projects have…
Originally published EV Obsession. This is an article I've been planning to write for approximately half a year. Alas, so many other hot news stories, EV reports, conferences, and the daily truckload of editing, email, social media, and side projects have blocked that from happening. Many touching videos and insightful comments from readers almost pushed me to
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Originally published on EV Obsession. We get criticized a little bit for writing too much about Tesla. However, so far, Tesla is just in a very different league than all the other electric car producers. Not even speaking about the Tesla Model S or Model…
Originally published on EV Obsession. We get criticized a little bit for writing too much about Tesla. However, so far, Tesla is just in a very different league than all the other electric car producers. Not even speaking about the Tesla Model S or Model X specifically, there are 5 big reasons a Tesla (generally speaking,
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The Tesla Model X is the fastest production SUV out there, going by initial performance tests from Drag Times. According to these tests, the Model X P90D can do 0–60 mph in 3.17 seconds, and 0-100 mph in just 7.98…
Originally published on EV Obsession. The Tesla Model X is the fastest production SUV out there, going by initial performance tests from Drag Times. According to these tests, the Model X P90D can do 0–60 mph in 3.17 seconds, and 0-100 mph in just 7.98 seconds -- which means that it actually does a faster 0–100 mph time than
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Full Disclosure: I’m an investor in Tesla (TSLA). That is, I own stock in the company and don’t intend to sell it for at least 10 years. As such, I may be biased, but I have enthusiastically covered Tesla for much…
Originally published on EV Obsession. Full Disclosure: I'm an investor in Tesla (TSLA). That is, I own stock in the company and don't intend to sell it for at least 10 years. As such, I may be biased, but I have enthusiastically covered Tesla for much longer than I've been a shareholder and I don't aim to
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Originally published on EV Obsession. One of the bigger and perhaps more believable claims from Tesla* critics in the investment/media world in the past few weeks has been the claim that Tesla Model S demand is weakening. When asked about Model S demand…
Originally published on EV Obsession. One of the bigger and perhaps more believable claims from Tesla* critics in the investment/media world in the past few weeks has been the claim that Tesla Model S demand is weakening. When asked about Model S demand on Tesla's quarterly conference call, which concluded moments ago, Tesla execs indicated that demand was
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Real-time transit information systems increase public transport ridership and decrease wait times. How can we make these systems affordable and accessible to cities in the developing world?
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We recently covered the new strategic partnership between EverCharge and Schneider Electric, which is aimed directly at developing and delivering a comprehensive EV charging solution for multi-tenant buildings. With the new product launch planned for…
We recently covered the new strategic partnership between EverCharge and Schneider Electric, which is aimed directly at developing and delivering a comprehensive EV charging solution for multi-tenant buildings. With the new product launch planned for later this year, we were eager to learn more and sat down for a virtual coffee break with EverCharge CEO Jason Appelbaum and Pierre Sacré, Director of
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The current headline on the Los Angeles Times reads “Supreme Court deals blow to Obama by putting his climate change rules on hold.” Wrong interpretation again, young ostriches of the media. Today’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to put the Clean Power…
The current headline on the Los Angeles Times reads “Supreme Court deals blow to Obama by putting his climate change rules on hold.” Wrong interpretation again, young ostriches of the media. Today’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to put the Clean Power Plan on ice while coal producers and Republican governors dream up some hokey
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The global solar PV pipeline now exceeds 200 GW, according to new figures released by IHS. As one of the leading sources of solar analysis, IHS published the latest edition of its Solar Deal Tracker this week, in which it finds that the global solar PV…
The global solar PV pipeline now exceeds 200 GW, according to new figures released by IHS. As one of the leading sources of solar analysis, IHS published the latest edition of its Solar Deal Tracker this week, in which it finds that the global solar PV pipeline has now exceeded 200 GW, thanks in large part
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Originally published on EV Obsession. This is a point that I already highlighted in an article approximately a month ago, “#1 Large Luxury Car In US = Tesla Model S (2015 Sales Comparison).” Now, however, Tesla* has provided us with its official numbers!…
Originally published on EV Obsession. This is a point that I already highlighted in an article approximately a month ago,
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Gro Brundtland is the “grandmother of sustainability.” She is a true legend, and the roots of “sustainability” and “sustainable development” sprouted in the famous report named after her, Our Common Cuture, also known as the Brundtland Report.
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The first phase of the Noor solar thermal project in Morocco -- which totals 160 megawatts (MW) in capacity -- was recently completed and connected to the country's grid.
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Professional Blogger & Website Director
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  • Important Media
    Site Director, Blogger, 2008 - present
  • Important Media
    Publishing Services Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • SPEED School of English
    English Teacher, 2008 - 2012
  • Change.org; LiveOAK Media; Fun Times Guide to Green Living; Green Living Ideas; Blue Living Ideas
    Green Blogger, 2010 - 2011
  • Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation
    Executive Director, 2007 - 2008
  • Center for Urban and Regional Studies (UNC)
    Urban Research Consultant, 2005 - 2006
  • Whole Foods Market
    Produce Associate Team Leader, 2004 - 2005
  • San Mateo County Planning & Building Dept
    Planning Intern, 2006 - 2006
  • The Granary (health food store) & various service sector jobs
    Various, 1997 - 2004
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota, Florida, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, Groningen, the Netherlands, Sunnyvale, California, Ithaca, New York
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life is a learning process
Introduction
Temporary flash of light, person, director of CleanTechnica.com and Planetsave.com.

Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, & Bikocity.

Love light, life, peace, soccer, solar energy, wind energy, electric cars & scooters, cool cities, funny stuff, green stuff, photography, spirituality. 

Learning a little bit every day (i hope).
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On a "top 20 fuel economy influencers" list with Obama & the heads of most major auto companies. Interviewed by CNBC & Harvard Business Review for my clean energy expertise. Director of the #1 cleantech website in the world.
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  • UNC—Chapel Hill
    Master's in City & Regional Planning, 2005 - 2007
  • New College of Florida
    B.A. in Sociology & Environmental Studies, 2000 - 2004
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Zach, Santiago, 112, Bobo, Hobcio
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Solar Prices At All-Time Low: Average Price of Solar In U.S. Falls To 5¢...
costofsolar.com

Solar energy prices are at an all-time low, with the average price of solar energy in the United States having dropped down to 5¢/kWh, repre

Platform Aims to Reduce the Cost of Solar in Georgia with Crowdsourcing ...
costofsolar.com

By bringing together three solar programs in one online platform, Solar CrowdSource is looking to reduce the cost of solar in Georgia, while

Prudential Adds Green Wall To New Jersey Headquarters - Green Building E...
greenbuildingelements.com

A green wall at the entrance to the new Prudential Tower in Newark, New Jersey speaks to the many sustainable architecture ideas in the buil

EU Sends €€€ To Netherlands For EV Charging - Gas 2
gas2.org

July 31st, 2015 by Zachary Shahan As if Dutch leadership with EV incentives, EV charging, and EV sales wasn’t enough, the Netherlands just g

Walkonomics: New App Helps You 'Enjoy the Ride' - Gas 2
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Walkonomics app finds most beautiful route based on user feedback and open data.

SkyPower To Gift Two Million Home Solar Kits To Kenya −
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Following their landmark agreement with the nation of Kenya, SkyPower has announced it will be donating two million home solar kits. North A

Is Tesla's Secret Demand "Weapon" This Referral Program? - Gas 2
gas2.org

July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he

Official Figures Show China Solar Only Reached 7.7 GW In First Half Of 2...
solarlove.org

Official figures from China's National Energy Administration have shown that the country only installed 7.7 GW of new solar in the first hal

2016 Chevy Volt Pics Surface - Gas 2
gas2.org

July 29th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan GM-Volt forum member “cab” dropped a bunch of pictures of the 2016 Chevy Volt yesterday. These pictures fr

Creepy Pictures of Kids Watching TV - EdenKeeper
edenkeeper.org

No, these creepy pictures aren't advertising the next zombie flick; they're of ordinary kids watching ordinary TV shows.

California Grid Operator Approves Solar Power Bundling
solarlove.org

Solar power bundling has been approved by the California ISO, meaning that electricity from individual rooftop systems could be sold in the

8 Cities Left In Competition For £20 Million... For Electric Taxis - Gas 2
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July 28th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan Apparently, there’s a throw-down in the UK between Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Dundee, Nottingham, Ox

Luxury Front Seats For The Tesla Model S - Gas 2
gas2.org

July 28th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan A dude from Kazakhstan, “malikmrz” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, has designed a seat upgrade for a Tesla

SkyPower Announces 1 GW, $2.2 Billion Solar Deal With Kenya −
solarlove.org

Last Friday, North America's SkyPower announced that they would be signing a solar deal with Kenya for a 1 GW, $2.2 billion development proj

$1.6 Million For Low-Income EV Carsharing In Los Angeles
evobsession.com

Low-income communities in Los Angeles will likely soon have access to a pilot program for electric vehicle carsharing thanks to the provisio

Nissan & Endesa Agree To Develop V2G System - Gas 2
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Nissan and Spanish energy company Endesa agree to develop Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system to improve grid stability and support EV vehicles and

EV Owner & Lessee Survey (If You Drive Electric, Complete This!) - G...
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July 25th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the resu

Clean Energy Art (Renewable Cities PechaKucha Video)
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Continuing my series on the Renewable Cities opening PechaKucha presentations (see mine, Bárbara Rubim's, Mark Jacobson's, Merran Smith's, a

Audi Q6 E-Tron Production Model Confirmed, Reportedly Will Feature ~300 ...
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The long-rumored Audi Q6 E-Tron will be headed to production starting in 2018, according to recent reports. The model will reportedly featur