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New Cathode Designs May Increase Battery Performance

“Hot” New Cathode Finding Could Boost Battery Performance Research opens up new possible designs for advanced battery cathodes needed for electric cars Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 2018 Lithium-ion batteries involve an intricately designed chemical recipe, one that scientists are constantly trying to improve. The latest tweak from researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and […]

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Congress Hears the Case for Energy Storage

Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress The House Energy and Commerce Committee invited experts to testify on what federal storage policy should look like. Written by Julian Spector, greentechmedia.com, July 18, 2018 Energy storage experts got to ask what their country could do for them Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened a […]

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Rocky Mountain Institute Report: The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 11, 2018 A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, “The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios,” considers four proposed gas plants in different areas of the United States, comparing the cost of their construction and operation to a locale-appropriate mix of clean energy resources – solar, wind, storage, and […]

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Colorado Moves on Energy Storage Legislation

Colorado Senate approves second storage bill, waits on House Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, April 24, 2018 Dive Brief: The Colorado Senate on Monday voted 26-9 on third reading to approve HB18-1270, which directs the development of mechanisms to enable investor-owned utilities to acquire energy storage systems, while restricting their size to 15 MW. Because amendments […]

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New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

Samantha Leroy, ERS, for Zondits When establishing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set aggressive and exacting energy generation, usage, and efficiency targets for the Empire State. Targets set to be achieved by 2030 include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990s, 50% of electricity generated from renewable […]

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Distributed Energy Resources and Energy Storage: A View from New York

 Mark D’Antonio, ERS, for Zondits As the demands on the electric grid continually evolve and as there is greater consideration of temporal and locational capacity needs, distributed energy resources (DER) and energy storage (ES) systems are increasingly being considered for a multitude of applications on either side of the meter. Capacity deferral, generation mix, demand […]