Climate change is one of the most discussed current topics and the idea that anthropogenic or artificial greenhouse gases (GHG) are among the main causes of this phenomenon is now universally established.
In addition to its devastating effect on the environment, climate change can also cause an increase in migratory flows, poverty and conflicts, in the face of territories that are becoming less and less habitable.
To stop climate change and resolve and reverse the carbon dioxide trend and the other problems related to them, we need to decarbonize the economy…
If just half of this new output were to come from renewables, wild fluctuations would be unavoidable
If we needed to store just 10% of daily production (say to face heavy storms throughout Europe) the storage capacity needed would be 640 GWh; at 100 E/kWh (today’s cost) the investment would be 64 Billion €. Not simple!
However, 10 M e-cars parked around Europe would total about 850 GWh storage capacity. Here is the solution at zero cost.
Everybody needs a vehicle with 500 km range, but very few use that every day.
For example, people who know they will spend the day in office may offer half of their storage capacity to the network, to allow greater use of renewables.
This would allow the system to harvest energy (for example in low consumption hours) which would otherwise be wasted.
The vehicle owners will be paid for their service. For example, with some free energy.
In this scenario, the economy switches from based on consumption of resources cost to investment cost, while the use of the vehicle is essentially free of charge.