Ed’s note: Biodiversity and a global smart grid


Our attention was caught by the title of a new publication ‘Biodiversity and Revolution of Energy and Electric Power’ from the Beijing-based Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO).

The work produced for the upcoming UN COP15 convention on biological diversity is purported to be “the first of its kind to expound on the interlinkage between the biodiversity and the energy and power revolution”.

It “innovatively reveals the unsustainable, fossil fuel-dominated pattern of energy development as a major underlying contributor to the biodiversity crisis”. And it “proposes a roadmap and package of solutions for advancing the energy and electric power revolution and biodiversity protection via global energy interconnection”.