Today, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) launched the bipartisan Congressional Energy Storage Caucus to unify energy storage efforts and initiatives and advance energy storage through legislation and advocacy.
“I am pleased to announce the Bipartisan Congressional Energy Storage Caucus with my co-chair Congressman Takano— to encourage the production of American clean energy and better environmental stewardship,” said Curtis. “Investing in the deployment of American technology and resources around the world will reduce global emissions and improve our national security. Storage can, and should, be a part of this effort.”
“The creation of the Congressional Energy Storage Caucus is an important environmental undertaking that will allow Congress to focus its resources on expanding and implementing our energy storage efforts,” said Takano.“We must continue to explore energy storage technologies and make the investments necessary to improve our country’s energy infrastructure and make our national grid cleaner, safer, more reliable, more affordable, and more secure – and that’s exactly what this caucus aims to do. We have the power to completely transform our energy landscape, and I look forward to chairing this caucus with Rep. Curtis and working with my colleagues to make that transformation possible.”
The future of renewable energy and other emerging energy technologies is reliant on robust battery storage technology. Companies across the country are developing batteries for home storage connected to solar panels, grid scale storage, and automobiles. To ensure a resilient and reliable energy grid for the future of our nation, the process of generation and transmission will need to be supported by technologies that provide affordable and reliable long-duration storage at grid scale.