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The P2P Model is Coming to Energy

Soon you may be able to buy your electricty from your neighbor.

Ever dreamt of a world where you could choose your renewable energy provider a-la-Airbnb? The new person-to-person electricity trend, which began in the Netherlands in 2013 and spread to the UK, is bringing the innovative concept to life.

The Amsterdam based Vandebron, which translates to “from the source,” provides a direct marketplace between local farms generating clean power and local homeowners and businesses looking for a low cost, no fuss renewable energy source.

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How a Smartphone Might Save You from Becoming Roadkill

Peer-to-peer Wi-Fi Direct enabled phones could alert drivers, bikers, and walkers to potential collisions.

Ever been biking through a green light, seen a car helmed by a distracted driver starting a right turn into your lane, and gotten that sinking feeling that they just don't see you? Or maybe you were behind the wheel and suddenly noticed a biker just off your side view mirror who seemed to appear out of nowhere. Those blind spots can be killers—literally. Nearly 5,000 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2010 by collisions with vehicles.

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San Francisco Taxis Put on Notice with Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing Service

SideCar promises a simple way to connect drivers with ride-seekers for intra-urban rides.

Plenty of websites and apps now help travelers connect on long distance road trips to save money and fuel. Thanks to companies like Zimride, people driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco no longer have to brave long stretches of the I-5 alone (with the lone comfort of In-N-Out to get them through the journey). But why should intra-urban travel be any different? Is there a way to make it just as comfortable to hitch a ride to the grocery store over your iPhone as it is to hitch one across Texas?

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