Internet of Energy Policy Proposals

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Daniel Pinchbeck:

"In The Third Industrial Revolution, economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin promotes an optimistic alternative.

The revolution is based on:

(1) shifting to renewable energy;

(2) transforming the building stock of every continent into green micro–power plants to collect renewable energies on-site;

(3) deploying hydrogen and other storage technologies in every building and throughout the infrastructure to store intermittent energies;

(4) using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an energy internet that acts just like the Internet (when millions of buildings are generating a small amount of renewable energy locally, on-site, they can sell surplus green electricity back to the grid and share it with their continental neighbors); and

(5) transitioning the transport fleet to electric plug-in and fuel cell vehicles that can buy and sell green electricity on a smart, continental, interactive power grid." (

More Information

  • BDI Initiative, Internet of Energy, 2010. [1]