Says Effort is Necessary to Expand Use of Renewable Energies Like Wind and Solar
WASHINGTON D.C. [08/24/18]— U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) said legislation she is introducing would significantly increase America’s energy storage capabilities and help expand the role that renewable energies like wind and solar play in the nation’s energy portfolio.
“Expanding the nation’s energy storage capabilities will not only help expand use of renewables like wind and solar energy but will contribute to our nation’s energy and economic security,” said Sen. Smith. “This bill will help to significantly improve our nation’s efforts to store energy, and jump start energy storage research and the deployment of energy storage technologies.”
Sen. Smith’s “Advancing Grid Storage Act” would authorize $500 million over five years to:
The bill was also sponsored by Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Angus King (I-Maine).
You can read more about the “Advancing Grid Storage Act” here.