Blog: Author

Heather Hochrein

Heather Hochrein is driven to create an inclusive clean energy economy. She's well versed in clean technology and previously spent five years in leadership roles at Rising Sun Energy Center, where she managed innovative energy efficiency programs and a 25-person team. She holds a BS from UC Berkeley and a master's in Energy and Climate from UC Santa Barbara.

· Blog

A Focus on EV Clean Fleets – Reflections from the 2021 Green Transportation Summit and Expo

As we wrap up a fun and productive summer, I am excited to share that last month, I attended the Green Transportation Summit and Expo (GTSE) in Tacoma, WA. This summer, we celebrated 10 years of this critical clean transportation convening event with the theme “Reflecting + Refocusing on a Resilient Future.” This year’s expo was heavily focused on clean fleets.

Heather HochreinHeather Hochrein

· Blog

China Is Leading The World To An Electric Future: Four Takeaways From My Recent Visit

You don’t have to look far to see that China is leading the world’s electric car revolution. I had the unique opportunity to witness this first-hand while visiting China this past June to attend the first annual Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) in Chengdu, China. The interactive summit brought together leading corporations, government organizations, new energy startups, and energy-focused accelerators from across the globe to build new relationships and exchange information on energy internet technologies and businesse

Heather HochreinHeather Hochrein

· Blog

The “B” Word meets the “E” Word — Blockchain and the Energy Sector

Our interests pique at the mention of blockchain, an emerging technology that could soon redefine the way we quantify, store, and transfer financial value worldwide. The technology has been continuously developed and refined since 2008 to trade cryptocurrency securely across the interwebs without third party intermediaries (i.e. central banks). And while the growing value of cryptocurrencies like BitCoin, Ethereum, and others are beginning to turn heads, there are some huge differences between the “new” and “old” money that many are still getting used to. If you’d like to get to grips with this emerging financial technology, you might want to learn how to buy bitcoin to give you a good basis for using cryptocurrency in the future.

Heather HochreinHeather Hochrein

· Blog

Tesla Model 3 Solves Many, But Not All EV Driving Challenges

Much anticipated and for good reason, Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan has caused major uproar in the EV world. Why? At an affordable price of $35,000 and a game-changing driving range of up to 310 miles on a single charge, the sedan is first of its kind to deliver luxury, reliability, and affordability. Notably, the sedan has a waitlist of 500,000 people who have already put down a $1,000 deposit awaiting their chances to experience what the Model 3 has to offer.

Heather HochreinHeather Hochrein

· Blog

Why the costs of EVs are dropping

Electric vehicle (EV) battery costs have fallen 80% in just 6 years. This trend along with government incentives and the growing popularity driving the mass production of EVs, is now debunking the notion that EVs are too expensive to purchase for the general population.

Heather HochreinHeather Hochrein