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It is a grassroots initiative that makes sure the internet works. The Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF, maintains and develops the standard that connects us all, the Internet Protocol, IP. The world's largest standard by a wide margin.
Now a team, led by Internet pioneer Jonas Birgersson, has today founded the Energy Engineering Task Force, EETF.
Their goal is to create an open standard for energy sharing: The Energy Protocol, EP.
“The Internet is a network of networks, with open standards that allow effective and robust communication between independent nodes. I see the same opportunity for local energy communities with local generation such as sun and wind, local storage such as batteries and hydrogen and also connected with new local networks for sharing", says Jonas Birgersson, chairman of ViaEuropa and co-author of The Energy Society Manifesto.
"By adding the missing link, the open standard for energy sharing, we will have all the building blocks for creating a new parallel energy ecosystem that on fair terms also can support the traditional electrical system in Europe," he says.
Getting us to the Energy Society
This will get us to the Energy Society.
“All the household electricity you need at a low, fixed price. Just the same way you pay a low fixed price for the Internet," says Jonas Birgersson.
"The mission of the Warp Institute is to make the future come sooner, because we are convinced the future will be better than the present. The Energy Society with an abundance of clean and low cost energy is a key element of that good future," says Mathias Sundin, founder and executive chairman of Warp Institute, and co-author of The Energy Society Manifesto.
"The internet has become an infrastructure humans build things upon. In the same way the Energy Society will be a platform where we'll build the next level of civilization," says Mathias Sundin.
Project Energy Society
Does this sound like science fiction? So did having a low, monthly fixed cost for internet access 30 years ago. Now we take that for granted.
The Warp Institute runs Project Energy Society, with the goal of making low-cost clean energy abundant as soon as possible. Everyone who believes in that mission and wants to help make it a reality is welcome to join the project.
Yesterday they published the first part of The Energy Society Manifesto here at Warp News.