Renewable energy costs are plummeting across the globe, utility scale is soaring, yet residential renewables seem oddly stagnant.
Even though distributed energy promises more "local" generation, the need for collaboration beyond regional, national, and corporate boundaries is the only way to facilitate fast and effective integration.
I had the chance to read Vlacal Smil's Energy and Civilization: A History. Smil paints a sobering view of the current state of the transition to carbon-free energy, and what work we still need to do if we hope to achieve the ambitious targets set around the world.
Blockchain2Business day 2 continued the action, but this time with energy tokens, and a look into what the future might hold for blockchain and energy
Blockchain has been a topic causing buzz in many industries, and energy is no exception. I had the opportunity to attend the Blockchain2Business conference in Amsterdam by Solarplaza, and to hopefully answer the question: "Is the use case for blockchain warranted in the energy space, or is this another case of blockchain being a ‘solution looking for a problem’?"