“Citizen participation and community co-ownership schemes play an increasingly societal role by fostering citizens’ participation in energy matters and raising acceptance of renewable energy. They can bring tremendous benefits for citizens and communities by placing them closer to the energy transition and fulfilling Europe’s decarbonisation goals,” says Dr. Athanasios Chassiakos as we speak with him, Dr. Stylianos Karatzas and Vasiliki Lazari about their transformative project TwinERGY.
“Acren will for the first time enable implementation of citizen-funded agro-environmental projects in a fully transparent and unambiguous way. It opens up the possibility for citizens to clearly and securely track the positive effect that each project has on the environment, and the ability to attribute the direct positive impact – such as CO2 saved, reduced pesticides – to their participation,” says Dr. Nikola Markovic, Cofounder of Social Impact Network.
“Social Impact Network has identified a way to inject liquidity into Least Developed Countries by creating a new breed of impact investors. Social Impact Network leverages the rapid growth of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), a market valued at $100B. By using blockchain, the ecosystem addresses many of the challenges faced by the traditional impact investing sector, which over time will serve to introduce DeFi to a whole new cohort of investors,” says Nadja Bester who heads up marketing and communications at Social Impact Network.
“It begins with an ethos of responsibility for the whole — to mimic nature’s quest to give back more than it takes. We must accept our role as contributing members of a larger system and allow that ethos to inform our day-to-day decisions,” says Dakota Walker, associate project manager and research analyst at Terrapin Bright Green, where he helps to develop advanced resource use strategies that align the built environment with the natural environment.
“I am determined to help facilitate renewable energy projects and technology to connect and empower communities,” says Dr. Jemma Green, Cofounder & Chairman at Power Ledger, where she engages to put people at the centre of our energy future using blockchain systems.
“True disruption will come when we can disrupt the ego”, says Jennifer Greyson – one of the most vibrant, critical and inspiring minds IMPOV when it comes to profound arguing about the attitudes, potentials and pitfalls in the realm of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Crypto.