In a recent interview with Irish Tech News, I provided some thoughts on how impact investing and cryptocurrency enabled by blockchain can accelerate the clean energy transition.
There is a lot of hype around new technological possibilities with a blockchain compatible smart grid, but in this interview I made the case how the biggest impact blockchain tech will make for renewable energy in developing countries (at least in the near-term) will come from access to financing through cryptocurrency to fund projects. Affordable debt financing is still a barrier for a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects as very few international investors are willing to take-on local currency risk. The peer-to-peer lending potential across any border for new projects is huge. Check-out the article below published last week to read or listen to the full interview.