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Batteries Replacing Gas in California, Coal in Colorado and Indiana
December 11, 2018 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

How storage will power a low carbon energy transformation has begun to emerge across the country – surprisingly led by utilities in the Midwest and West as they pursue an economic mix of renewables and battery storage to shut down and replace existing fossil-fuel plants.

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As Hurricane Michael damages the Southeast, Puerto Rico provides lessons on resilient power
October 23, 2018 by Lewis Milford

In its extraordinary drive to rebound from a historic storm, Puerto Rico’s policymakers have staked a new resilient future that their mainland colleagues would do well to follow.

Battery Storage: After 100 Years, The Market Finally Arrives
April 25, 2018 by Lewis Milford

After a hundred years of technology improvement, an old enabling technology — battery storage — has emerged anew.

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Recharging the Clean Energy Transition with Battery Storage
April 18, 2018 by Lewis Milford

It’s rare to have an opportunity to shape an energy technology market as it emerges. Today, battery storage is that energy technology.

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Federal Energy Funds for Puerto Rico, A Small Down Payment
February 13, 2018 by Lewis Milford

Just this past week, Puerto Rico suffered another setback in its effort to restore power to the island. One of its 400 megawatt power plants caught fire, plunging people back into the darkness.

Powerless in Atlanta
January 3, 2018 by Lewis Milford

Any investigation into the massive power outage at Atlanta’s international airport last month should not only look back to see what went wrong. Rather, it should look forward to how the airport could use new technologies like solar and battery storage to prevent such disasters from happening again.

Devastation in Puerto Rico Could Produce a Revolutionary Power Grid
October 23, 2017 by Lewis Milford

Disasters often lead to unexpected and swift technology innovation. The calamitous collapse of Puerto Rico’s electricity system might be the next example of that phenomenon.

A Senate panel speaks for sound clean energy policy — and rebukes Trump
August 8, 2017 by Lewis Milford

Providing perhaps the hint of a political inflection point, the legislative body’s resurgence of flexed congressional power was striking.

Use Solar+Storage in California to Prevent Future Outages –Learn from The East
May 1, 2017 by Lewis Milford

With its recent massive power outage, people in San Francisco now know what it’s like to live on the East Coast.

Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities
February 2, 2017 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders

At the end of 2016, the clean energy trade press was filled with upbeat stories about various renewable energy technology breakthroughs, cost reductions, and tipping points. But, if there’s one energy problem we did not solve last year, it is equity.