Our transition to a low-carbon society has intensified the need for variable, weather-dependent renewable energy. This poses a range of new challenges for the UK and global power grids. The intermittent nature of VRE creates an imbalance between supply and demand for energy, as times of generation rarely coincide with periods of consumption. To ensure that generation satisfies demand with growing inputs from VRE future energy grids will need much greater balancing. Variation management strategies can be based on installing more VRE (excess capacity) in different regions, building new transmission lines, or providing additional energy storage. Storage requirements for a…


Gender equality despite being a fundamental human right is also a necessary foundation for a prosperous world. A myriad of studies conducted over the years confirms that diverse teams not only perform better but also achieve better results. The World Bank in its report [1] stated that eliminating barriers that discriminate against women in certain sectors and occupations could increase labour productivity by as much as 25%. …


I am a former lawyer which helps when innovating in regulated markets. I was working in television at the time that the internet changed the way we consume media. I did Channel 4’s first cross-platform campaigns with River Cottage’s Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall, such as Fish Fight and Chicken Out, which were very successful and broke records in audience engagement. Chicken Out was particularly interesting to me as we did a UK first in shareholder activism to take on the big supermarkets. It made me realise the power of technology in being able to aggregate consumer influence, enable them to participate in…


Blockchain services include a shared repository for businesses who want a simpler way to manage their programmes, budgets and information. Although it is most widely identified with bitcoin, the blockchain can be used for virtually any form of business transaction there is.

Find out how to launch your own Blockchain Services Company and whether it’s the best option for you. We’ve done the initial research for you.

What are the costs of launching a blockchain services business?

In most cases, you will need to account for the cost of computers and the internet to build your basic concept before you…


The unprecedented Covid-19 crisis is sending shock waves through economies and societies, it has also severely affected the energy sector. The lockdowns have caused delays in power projects due to supply chain disruptions, unavailability of manpower, and issues in project financing. But, given supportive government policies, growth is expected to resume next year as most of the delayed projects come online.

In a report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the outbreak of Covid-19 has the potential to wipe out demand for fossil fuels and cause a reduction in energy demand seven times greater than the previous record reductions caused…


The pace of change in the banking and financial services (FS) field is faster than ever and it is fascinating to imagine what the next generation of banks and payments systems will look like. They will not transform overnight, however. Instead, a series of small, incremental changes will eventually lead to their transformation and fintech is sure to be at the very centre of their reinvention. One of the most significant changes has been the launch of new modifications of fintech products and services developed for specific functions within the financial ecosystem, such as robo-advising, insurtech, and regtech. …


Climate change presents perhaps the greatest challenge facing humans now. The stakes are colossal and the risks and uncertainties severe. The social problem‐solving mechanisms in place were not designed to cope with anything like the set of problems of this scale and complexity. There are no precedents. Scientists and policymakers are currently advocating technological and policy innovations to cut carbon emissions as the destructive effects of climate change become increasingly severe. Crucial to this is the transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to renewable-based energy generation. This change is also an opportunity to develop more localised, equitable, and democratic energy…


Blockchain is viewed by many as one of the biggest tech disruptions in this century. It’s popularity initially driven by greed has evolved pass that and could end up building something much more important than wealth. It has the potential to revolutionize the way governments, institutions, and corporate work. In the recent years the implementation of blockchain has been increasing across wide range of industries.

Blockchain has the potential to solve the worlds’ most pressing environmental challenges by harnessing the technological innovation to transform the energy market and improve process efficiencies. However the largest blockchain network — Bitcoin is often…


You know you want to start a business and become rich but you have no idea what type of business it should be. The first thing that comes to mind is — “I am going to build a startup”. But building a startup is not the only option for entrepreneurially spirited people. In most cases startups will require coming up with an unique idea, trying to chase funding and spending a couple of years making it happen. No doubt it is an exciting route but a risky one as well. For every startup that makes millions there is hundreds that…


Building a business starts with taking care of yourself, as Gary Vaynerchuk said in his TED Talk “ask yourself WHAT DO I WANT TO DO EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?” and then go and DO THAT! You only have one life and you get to play this game once. We promise you that you can monetize your passions and skills whatever they might be. There are limittles oportunitites if you belive in yourself, you work hard and you know and love what you are doing.

Start with what you love and build your personal brand around it…

Karolina Lewandowska

Investor, Mentor and Founder of She Leads Company https://sheleadscompany.com network for female founders in fintech, clean-energy tech and blockchain.

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