- Northern Power Systems, of Barre, Vermont, and BTI Energy will partner to install wind turbines across the US. Northern Power Systems manufactures a wind turbine with a newly optimized rotor configuration for customers at sites with lower wind speeds and historically lower electricity rates. [Broadway World]
- A new report from the consulting company Accenture, the Digitally Enabled Grid, clearly states that if the utilities wish to keep market share similar comparable to today’s, they need to “fundamentally transform their business models.” Revenues could otherwise decline by $123 billion a year by 2025. [CleanTechnica]
- In Papua New Guinea, solar systems are often measured in watts – in part due to the remoteness of the locations where they are installed. But even a tiny solar system can make a massive positive change in lives, providing light and the ability to maintain communications – it can quite literally save lives. [Energy Matters]
- With aptitudes that may match Elon Musk’s, an equally young and motivated Chinese technology billionaire plans to surpass Tesla Motors by venturing into the production of electric cars in China, via his tech company, Leshi. His goals include protecting the environment for human livability for human livability. [CleanTechnica]
- “6 Reasons 2014 Was a Good Year for Climate Action” – We couldn’t help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power next year. Good news makes ringing in the New Year more pleasant, so here are six reasons to be optimistic, even with a climate-denying Congress. [Huffington Post]
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