1. 100% Renewable Energy Needs Lots of Storage; This Polar Vortex Test Showed How Much

    100% Renewable Energy Needs Lots of Storage; This Polar Vortex Test Showed How Much

    Energy storage is a key piece of the power puzzle as cities, states, and supporters of the Green New Deal talk about a transition to 100 percent carbon-free energy sources within a few decades. Using energy production and power demand data, analysts at Wood Mackenzie showed how a 100 percent renewable energy grid, powered half by wind and half by solar, would have had significant stretches without enough wind or sun to fully power the system, meaning a large volume of energy storage would have been necessary to meet the high demand.

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    1. You would need a lot more batteries in a lot more places.
    2. In a modern power grid, all these advanced technologies are driving the need for more flexibility at all levels.
    3. If your goal is decarbonization, then nuclear gets you a lot farther than if you retire the nuclear.
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