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The Future of Utilities (Michael Liebreich Interview Series)

I ended up producing 80 videos from my time at the 2015 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January. (It’s going to take a while to share all of those here on CleanTechnica.) In January, I shared the first article in a “Michael Liebreich Interview Series,” which came about through a dinner with Michael and his many useful insights into clean energy and electric vehicle matters. That first article, “Cheapest Solar In The World,” was a pretty big hit, but I think this one could outperform it.

This video comes right after a panel Michael was moderating, and right before he invited me to dinner. It is about the intriguing future of utilities, and an idea Michael has come up with that is quite compelling. Just watch:

Interesting idea. Anyone want to help the utilities to transition?

Also, note this response from Kevin Meyerson, owner of the “most energy-efficient house” in Japan:

And this response from CleanTechnica reader and occasional contributor Thomas Gerke when Michael tweeted, “I look forward to receiving my first #Electelecom bill” (which was in response to Kevin’s tweet above):

So, we’ve got Japan and Germany inching into the future Michael envisions. Who’s up for starting Electelecom?

For more fun, here’s the video clip from the FT-IRENA event where Michael initially discussed the gloomy future of energy producers (which is what kicked off that Twitter convo):

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