Oil is doomed and not just because of all the things that we know will happen. We know solar is dropping in costs, and wind, storage, geothermal, and tidal power and more. But fossil fuels are really doomed because of all the possibilities of something else coming out of nowhere and contributing significantly to the transition to clean energy. Add up all those slight chances of game-changers in fields like fusion and converting Solar to different types of combustion fuels, factor in nanotechnology and the odds of fossil fuels lasting much longer than another decade go way way down..
"The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it'll just be a matter of looking for sunny skies."
"Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels. The system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency, far above the 1 percent seen in the fastest-growing plants."
#returntohuman An important presentation, but the last line, quoted above, may be the most valuable insight offered.
Imagine, for example, a city aiming to move to 100% renewable energy use. In a ‘normal’ grid, the majority of people draw energy, rather than produce it. If we come closer to a balance in those flows, we can begin to solve reliability and storage problems, major obstacles to renewable use. This can be accelerated through smart contracts recorded on the blockchain that immediately pay people for storage capacity in connected energy ‘sinks’ like refrigerators, water heaters, or electric car and bus batteries that can be used during peak use times. Another difficulty with bringing distributed renewable energy sources into the grid is the costliness of tracking and accounting for those ‘demand response’ inputs. In a smart grid supported by the blockchain, the cost to monitor distributed renewable inputs drops to near zero. Each IoT-enabled distributed energy source or sink independently ‘talks’ to the grid. This is recorded in real time in the blockchain, and the credit accrues to the of the owner of that asset in their cryptocurrency of choice, with no cost, mediation or delay.
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