A report released by the national nonprofit Clean Energy Group discusses the clean energy transition with respect to battery storage. The free report, titled Jump-Start: How Activists and Foundations Can Champion Battery Storage to Recharge the Clean Energy Transition, provides an in-depth look at 10 major areas where, according to the group, battery storage has begun to transform the energy system, including lowering customer electricity bills, allowing for greater clean energy equity, replacing polluting peaker plants, and supporting the buildout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
For the last five years, Clean Energy Group has been working to demonstrate that battery storage can jump-start clean energy markets. During that time, CEG has provided groups as diverse as state and federal policymakers, cities, low-income community groups, industry, environmental advocates, foundations, and investors with free information on how they see energy storage serving environmental, equity, and economic needs.
According to the report, “The technology might well transform all sectors of the economy, with the potential to enable the eventual decarbonization of our energy system. Battery storage is a complex technology that has ever growing applications.”
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Along with in-depth trends coverage, the study also examines other emerging issues in battery storage, including residential use, zero net energy targets, transmission and distribution deferral, vehicle-to-grid applications, the “right to storage,” as well as supply chain concerns and recycling.
The report—supported by over 250 citations with up-to-date literature in the field—states, “We are at an historic time in clean energy. Its premise is that we are on the cusp of a significant technological change in energy that we’ve not seen for over 100 years.
“We need to jump-start new strategies for clean energy, climate, and environmental justice advocacy that fully incorporate the benefits from battery storage.”