Low carbon future? Give us sandboxes, regulators.

  If we want to make more progress towards a low carbon future, we have to make it clear to regulators as quickly as possible that local energy is the right – in fact, the only – way to do it.   That was the overwhelming take I got from the Greentech Media Blockchain in Energy Forum last month. The feeling amongst industry experts was that technology is moving fast, with pilot projects starting to turn into commercial offerings (at LO3, for example, we are now rolling out our B-2-B-2-C

How to escape the Valley of Death

The Valley of Death is a term known all too well by many start-up firms – and right now the energy sector has some great innovators looking to make it through. LO3 Energy CEO Lawrence Orsini explains how to do it.   Right now, many firms innovating in the energy tech space are heading into the Valley of Death. This is the toughest point on the business development curve. It’s where false promises are caught out; where lofty visions are brought down to Earth; and where the early hype is

The new energy economy: What it means for Utilities

Innovation is changing entire industries one by one – and judging by recent comments, it’s clear some utilities are starting to realize the energy sector is now firmly in the crosshairs. As one of the world’s largest and most fundamental industries, energy faces a monumental change, bigger than any industry before it. But the utilities that play it right could be the biggest winners. AirBnB is often cited as an example of industry change – and yes, it HAS had a big impact on the hotel trade. But the end