Just now we share information with Internet, if meets and stored in the form of hydrogen and is distributed through smart electrical grids, renewable energy has potential to be shared equally. A type of green and sustainable, a distributed, decentralized and global energy economy. Before 20 years, says the expert, each of homes, buildings and cars on the planet can be a powerhouse itself, thanks to the production of renewable and storage in batteries and hydrogen batteries. Generated a smart power grid, with software that will let know what consumes every appliance in real time and tip the network energy surplus to that used in other houses and in areas where there are fewer sources of renewable. It is an idea, imaginative but not utopian – defends Rifkin – as well as on the Internet, we can expand a worldwide network of energy exchange and must be horizontal, without hierarchies that excluded developing countries. John Utendahl brings even more insight to the discussion. As not always the sun shines or it’s windy, the water may become scarce by drought, renewable energy is intermittent. To work with it should be stored in the form of hydrogen. Fuel cells powered by this element are which guarantee a reliable supply.
On the other hand, it seems advisable to taxing consumption that harm the environment and encourage policies that will benefit him. The French, for example, subsidize up to thousand euros to those who buy low-pollution vehicles and put rates up to 2,600 euros when buying cars exceeding CO2 emissions recommended in European territory. Until 2020, France intends to subsidise insulation of homes and raising the percentage of solar, wind and biomass from the current 12% to 30%. The fight against climate change through the end of fossil fuels, renewable energy impulse and liberalization of the energy network so that no one owns the resources. We are willing to risk our extinction as a species for a few more years of current well-being? It is not a rhetorical question, it is a question of survival, an opportunity and a challenge.