Blockchain and cleantech combined offer the revolutionary ability to re-think how we manage access and use of our resources. What are the short term and mid term implications - what do the thought leaders predict?
Seven Questions to Energy Web Foundation on Blockchain
Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has great bones. It was founded by two leading organizations in the clean energy space: the influential Rocky Mountain Institute founded by Amory Lovins in 1982 and the more recently formed Grid Singularity, a blockchain- and grid-focused organization with core Ethereum blockchain developers, experienced energy executives, energy regulators and technology entrepreneurs.
NORI: Fighting Global Warming With blockchain
NORI, a company which recently emerged from stealth, is creating the NORI token. It’s a cryptocurrency token that represents a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere and sequestered in one of a number of potential ways. This isn’t a cap-and-trade or carbon-tax system, but a market mechanism which values removed tons of CO2. Like carbon offset programs for fliers and drivers, it allows individuals and businesses to offset their CO2 emissions with guaranteed removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.
WePower Renewables Cryptocurrency Funding Platform: 5 Questions to Co-Founder Nick Martyniuk
WePower is building a blockchain platform to allow renewable projects to get funding. As part of our ongoing series on blockchain for clean technology, five questions were put to Nick Martyniuk, co-founder and CEO.
WePower Raises $40 Million For Blockchain-Based Green Energy Trading: The Largest ICO in the Energy Space Ever
WePower, the blockchain-based green energy trading platform, announced that it has successfully raised $40 million from 22,933 contributors during its ICO, making it one of the most demanded blockchain projects of the year. The successful ICO will further WePower’s goals of driving global green energy adoption and promote sustainable living.
Other Than Bitcoin, What Else Can Blockchain Do? Think Solar Energy.
One industry which is actively working with Blockchain technology is the energy sector, a traditionally “un-innovative” sector with well established near-monopolies. In this sector, Blockchain is already enabling peer-to-peer energy transactions between neighbors. Imagine that your solar panels are going to deliver energy to the grid and/or charge your batteries at the most convenient time. And it all lies in the palm of your hand.
Energi Mine Raised $4 Million In Just 81 Minutes On February 1st
The blockchain and AI focused energy solutions firm Energi Mine managed to raise $4 million in new funding -- the remaining portion of its $15 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO) target -- in just 81 minutes following the opening of the ICO.
Secret Weapon In The Fight Against Climate Change — Blockchain
Blockchain technology is in its infancy. But experts say it could be used to track emissions, cut pollution and sell clean power. At every turn, it could make that work cheaper, faster and more transparent.
Can The Brooklyn Microgrid Project Revolutionize The Energy Market?
A New York-based energy project built on blockchain is currently attempting to create peer-to-peer marketplaces for distributed energy. As the global energy market is still trapped in a previous era and needs an urgent and thorough redesign, the Brooklyn Microgrid could be a game changer.
Blockchain For The Grid: Major Blockchain Technologies
Grid innovation around blockchain is continuing apace. Numerous organizations, companies, and foundations around the world are applying the technology to solve long-intransigent problems. But it’s not one technology, and it’s often difficult to figure out the applicability of particular approaches to blockchain.
Cryptocurrency’s Electrical Demand Will Drop Drastically
The high electricity consumption of bitcoin has been widely reported, with one widely reported estimate having it consume more electricity than 159 countries. However, this is a temporary problem with cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, and not an immutable feature.
Blockchain For The Grid: 5 Use Cases
This article will look 5 different examples which highlight different use cases for blockchain and cryptocurrencies in clean energy: buying electricity, selling electricity, raising capital, grid security, decarbonization
Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider
This article will look how initial coin offerings and other blockchain-related funding models can be used for cleantech ventures. Foreshadowing: while originally it was an unregulated space, securities agencies are increasingly applying regulatory frameworks to it and tax agencies are increasingly looking for their cut.
Blockchain Contracts For Electricity: Sweet Spots
This article looks at the implications for different business models in general and for the electrical generation and distribution business overall.
Blockchain Contracts for Electricity: Business Drivers
This article lays out 9 factors which can be used to determine where smart contracts will shine and where they won’t.
Blockchain Contracts for Electricity: Underpinnings
Part 1, this one, lays out the technical and business underpinnings of smart contracts
Bitcoin’s Hot But Blockchain For Cleantech Is Interesting
Bitcoin is very interesting for cleantech for two reasons. One is obvious: the primary currency sucks a lot of electricity. Of course, a lot of the electricity still comes from carbon-rich fossil fuels too. The second is the underlying technology, blockchain, which has a number of interesting uses emerging in the cleantech space.
The Energy Consumption Of The Crypto World
Cryptocurrencies are experiencing an incredible boom right now, but there is a hidden cost. Crypto mining uses more energy each year than a lot of countries.
SolarCoin Is A Cryptocurrency Earned By Generating Solar Electricity
Solar electricity production + blockchain = currency based on sunshine
Blockchain-Based Peer-To-Peer Solar Energy Trading To Be Trialed In Perth
A Perth start-up is set to begin trials of its blockchain-based software program that, if successful, could mean the beginning of peer-to-peer energy trading in Australia, in which consumers buy, sell or swap excess solar electricity directly with each other, rather than to the grid for a minimal return.