1. Senators Collins, Heinrich Lead Bipartisan Group in Introducing Energy Storage Bill to Bolster Renewables, Fight Climate Change

    Senators Collins, Heinrich Lead Bipartisan Group in Introducing Energy Storage Bill to Bolster Renewables, Fight Climate Change

    In order to accelerate the development of next-generation energy storage, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act today.  Their bipartisan legislation will support grid-scale energy storage research and development and improve the efficiency of the nation’s electric grid, while helping to align research efforts on energy storage technologies.

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    1. Next generation energy storage devices will help enhance the efficiency and reliability of our electric grid, reduce energy costs, and promote the adoption of renewable resources.
    2. As a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, advocating for the research and development of long-term energy storage has been a top priority.
    3. Investing in research and development for energy storage technologies is a key component to an all-of-the-above energy strategy and will allow the United States to remain a global leader in energy research and development.
    4. Our top scientists and energy experts tell us that grid-scale storage is crucial to build on the progress we've already made to use renewable energy and limit greenhouse gas emissions.
    5. Storage is the key to fully unlocking the immense potential of renewable energy – providing us with a reserve to maximize clean power.
    6. Accelerating the development of energy storage technologies is a necessary step toward energy independence and a cleaner energy economy that supports new jobs and cleaner air.
    7. Audubon supports bipartisan solutions that reduce harmful carbon emissions
    8. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) applauds Senator Collins' leadership to advance energy solutions.
    9. Grid-scale battery storage is one of the most important and promising technologies to help address climate change, but technology advances are needed to lower costs and accelerate its adoption in the U.S. and around the world.
    10. The BEST Act goes straight to the heart of what's needed to leverage every clean energy source - from renewables to nuclear - in our 21st century electricity system.
    11. We applaud Sens. Collins (R-ME) and Heinrich (D-NM) and Reps. Foster (D-IL) and Herrera Beutler (R-WA) for their bipartisan work on Better Energy Storage Technology Act (BEST Act).
    12. NHA supports Senator Collins' efforts to advance the nation's grid-scale energy storage, and believes the BEST Act is critical to its growth
    13. The BEST Act recognizes the vital importance of accelerating innovation and deployment of energy storage technology, which is essential to eliminate carbon pollution from our energy system and sustain the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy.
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