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#[[Tom Raftery on the Smart Grid and Electricity 2.0]]: well done, comprehensive, introduction
#[[Tom Raftery on the Smart Grid and Electricity 2.0]]: well done, comprehensive, introduction
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Revision as of 20:09, 2 August 2010

See also: Category: Energy - Open Source Ecology wiki

Introductory Material


  1. George Papanikolaou – Peer to Peer Energy Production and the Social Conflicts in the Era of Green Development
  2. John Robb on the Energy Trap: there is no replacing of fossil fuels by renewables under the current economic models
  3. Jeff Vail on the Energy Trap: a detailed investigation
  4. Eric Hunting – On the prospects and strategy of peer-to-peer energy
  5. John Michael Greer: The fundamental limits in energy supplies
  6. What we should know about past energy transitions. Cutler Cleveland on energy transitions.

Also: Michel Bauwens – Setting the broader context for P2P infrastructures: The long waves and the new social contract


Distributed Energy

  1. Bill McKibben on Why We Need a P2P Energy Grid; Jeremy Rifkin on the InterGrid
  2. Towards a World Wide Web of Electricity. Michael Powers.

Status reports:

  1. Global Clean Energy Investments 2005-2009. G20 stats compiled by Hazel Henderson et al.
  2. Global Renewable Energy Status Report 2009
  3. 2007 Status of Decentralized Renewables and Micropower

Let's not forget:

  1. The Case against Nuclear Energy and for Renewables. By Conrad Miller.

Green Computing

  • Report: Smart 2020, enabling the low carbon economy in the information age
  • The monster footprint of digital technology: The power consumption of our high-tech machines and devices is hugely underestimated. Here are the statistics to give insight in the true ecological cost of our digital infrastructures.

Policy Proposals

  1. Five Policy Solutions to the Climate and Energy Crisis. By Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute
  2. The "centralized" $420b Solar Grand Plan of Scientific American.
  3. Peter Barnes commons-based proposal: Why We Need a Cap and Dividend based Skytrust to solve Global Warming

See also:

  1. Thermoeconomics]: scientific pathways to solar energy

Specifics: Green Computing

Proposals for Green Computing, by Bill St. Arnaud:

  1. Free Fiber to the Home
  2. Green Grid
  3. Green Broadband
  4. Follow the Energy Computing Grids
  5. Bits for Carbon Trading
  6. Virtualization as strategy for green computing

Overview essay:

  1. ICT and Global Warming. Bill St. Arnaud

Nuclear Energy


In the wake of the Lovelock and Wired magazine arguments, Alex Steffen expresses his concerns about nuclear and his desire to see a global commitment to creating a clean-energy economy.

Alex Steffen shares a 2006 report that states that nuclear is not a climate-friendly energy source.

Research from Stanford University ranks the world's energy options -- putting wind, concentrated solar and geothermal at the top of the list, and nuclear power and coal with carbon capture and sequestration in a tie for dead last.


  1. Nuclear isn't necessary: detailed review of the arguments and facts and figures. Report Summary

Short Citations

Equipment powering the internet accounts annually for 9.4% (or 350 billion kWh) of the total electricity consumption in the US, and 5.3% (or 868 billion kWh) of the global usage. [1]

Long Citations

"Energy independence at the local level is in large part achieved by eliminating reliance on any single energy source, whether that is oil, gas, natural gas, biofuels, wood, solar, or wind. In other words, resilient communities need to be able to input all available energy sources and convert them into a standardized format. Further, that format must be usable in a plethora of different ways."

- John Robb [2]

Key Resources

  1. To monitor developments, see also our Delicious tag on P2P Energy
  2. the Distributed Generation Educational Module

Key Companies

For distributed energy creation:

  1. Nanosolar: plastic solar panel manufacture: “Panel cost of manufacture is said to be $0.30 per watt. Panel cost at retail is around $1. Price of a machine which will print panels: $0.16 per panel per year.”
  2. Konarka Technologies: “thinks their panels will be about 1/3 the price of nanosolar. In about a year or so.”
  3. Jellyfish Wind Turbines: $400 a pop

Key Videos

  1. Tom Raftery on the Smart Grid and Electricity 2.0: well done, comprehensive, introduction


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