U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s Bipartisan Energy Storage Legislation Clears Major Hurdle in The Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. [09/23/2019]—U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) said several provisions she authored to improve the nation’s energy storage capabilities were approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today as part of a larger bipartisan energy storage measure. That legislation will now go to the full Senate for consideration.

Sen. Smith said that key provisions from her Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019 were included in the package and would boost research and development of cutting-edge technologies, increase energy storage capabilities for America’s electric grid, and enable the expanded use of clean energy.

“The United States can lead the clean energy revolution, or we can follow. I, for one, want us to lead,” said Sen. Smith. “I’m glad that a bipartisan group of Senators were able to come together to work on an effort to boost the use of clean energy, and that it includes many provisions from my Promoting Grid Storage Act. I’ll continue to push these measures as they are taken up by the full Senate, and work to get them signed into law.”

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