Energy storage in California is about to get much cleaner—Here’s how

“California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world. Achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity means lots of…

Fuel cell power plays from California to Kenya

“Legislation passed this fall in California should provide further lift. SB 100 commits the state to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045. Executive Order B-55-18 goes further, calling for the decarbonization of California’s economy by that date. SB 1369 includes green electrolytic hydrogen (hydrogen generated from electrolysis using carbon-free electricity) as a form of energy…

Are regulators hindering EV acceleration?

“The road to transportation electrification is now driven by demand from policymakers and the public through private sector automakers and charger providers to electric utilities and their regulators. Networked electric vehicles (EVs) can be a highly flexible distributed energy resource (DER) and, as a distributed storage system, support the power system’s transition to low-cost, low-emissions…

Tesla powerpacks aid Samoa’s transition to 100% renewable energy

“The island nation of Samoa is continuing its effort to convert from diesel-reliant powerplants to 100% renewable energy with the help of Tesla’s scalable Powerpack battery storage solution. Over the past year, the California-based electric car and energy company had been hard at work installing and launching two Tesla Powerpack sites in the country, both…

Clean vehicles as an enabler for a clean electricity grid

California has issued ambitious targets to decarbonize transportation through the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs), and to decarbonize the electricity grid through the expansion of both renewable generation and energy storage. These parallel efforts can provide an untapped synergistic opportunity for clean transportation to be an enabler for a clean electricity grid. To quantify this…
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