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Technicians install solar panels on a home in Spokane, Washington.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature October 3, 2017

A Guide To Clean Energy Policies And Players

Although the benefits of renewables are simple to understand, navigating the terminology of energy policy is a more difficult task. Here’s a quick guide to understanding the key players, practices, and policies that influence clean energy growth in the United States.

A scientist holds a lithium Ion battery made at the Solar Energy Research Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. With expanded energy storage resources, the grid can store energy generated by wind farms or solar panels for use when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.
(Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Article October 28, 2014

A Bright Future for Energy Storage in California

California’s energy storage market is showing just how regulation can encourage innovation.

A solar energy storage system being tested. The storage systems store surplus renewable energy when it’s produced for use later.
(Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
case: Victory October 17, 2013

Advancing Clean Energy: Energy Storage

In the summer of 2011, the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) sought to establish procurement policies for energy storage systems, which can play a key role in integrating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar into the existing grid. Earthjustice intervened in the energy storage proceeding to ensure that aggressive targets for clean energy…

Press Release: Victory October 17, 2013

California Leads the Way, Finalizes Major Rule To Advance Clean Energy

State utilities commission amps up energy storage technology

Article February 22, 2013

Storage Needed When There Is No Sun, Wind

Most people know that solar and wind energy is only generated when the sun shines or the wind blows. This leaves potential power gaps at times of no sun or wind. One of the Holy Grails of renewable energy has been storage systems (think battery here) that can store surplus energy when it’s produced for…