Distributed energy solutions such as solar PV, batteries, and smart controls are getting cheaper by the day and will soon outperform traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear power, says Hervé Touati. In any case, Blockchain-type solutions will be needed for the mass deployment of electric vehicles, he warns.
Hervé Touati was recently appointed CEO of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), an energy Blockchain non-profit based in Zug, Switzerland, with a hub in Berlin.
Touati joined the EWF from Shell, where he led the company’s Connected Energy business, focused on distributed energy resources. Touati also held senior roles at cleantech think tank Rocky Mountain Institute, E.ON Connected Energies, E.ON Climate & Renewables, and McKinsey & Co. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
He spoke to EURACTIV’s energy and environment editor, Frédéric Simon.
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