So far in the Living Grid explorer, we’ve asked what human systems can learn from the rest of life on Earth, and how nature would redesign our energy system. In our third and final week, we’re asking:
In future energy systems, how can we behave less like consumers in a market and more like organisms in an ecosystem?
In nature, all organisms have a role to play: there are no passive actors. The role of organisms can change, depending on the environment around them and their interaction with other organisms. In contrast, in our human energy system many players are passive, which results in linear flows of energy that lead to waste. What difference would it make to our energy system if we behaved more like organisms? Share your thoughts by 17 May.
This is the final topic for discussion in a three-week online conversation to find out what we can learn from living systems to design an energy system that continuously renews itself, sponsored by SmartestEnergy. Share your thoughts by 17 May.