Energy Storage and Climate Blog

The Lesson of Texas – And a New Program States Can Use to Quickly Fund the Distributed Energy Storage Solution

If we learn anything from the Texas blackouts, and the death and suffering that have resulted, it should be this: distributed resilient solar+storage systems are no longer a luxury – they are an essential tool to protect citizens from power outages, and modernize the grid so outages become less frequent and severe.

Hydrogen Hype in the Air

Clean Energy Group raises concerns about harmful NOx emissions from new industry plans to burn hydrogen in fossil fuel power plants; calls for pause in permitting proposals until independent public health investigations are conducted -- particularly to study potentially dangerous air pollution impacts in environmental justice communities.

Battery Storage is Coming to Affordable Housing Thanks to Efficiency Program

A new utility program in Massachusetts has dramatically changed the economic landscape for battery storage in the state and created a pathway to deliver the benefits of storage to affordable housing providers and residents.

SMUD’s Energy StorageShares Program: The First Virtual Energy Storage Program in the US

SMUD’s innovative Energy StorageShares program is the first virtual energy storage program in the US. StorageShares allows SMUD’s commercial customers to invest in an off-site battery storage system and enjoy energy cost savings without siting batteries at their facilities.

Clean Energy Group Proposes 20 Federal Strategies to Advance Battery Storage Markets

Clean Energy Group has proposed a comprehensive series of new policy actions the federal government could take to accelerate the battery storage market.
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Solar+Storage Reliability Puts Gas Plants at Risk

The results are in from a new wind and solar study commissioned by California’s three big investor owned utilities. The main takeaway: solar paired with battery storage is just as reliable as conventional fossil fuel power plants when it comes to delivering power when the grid needs it most.
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