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Utility scale energy storage has a long way to go to make renewables possible

What follows comes from my book “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation” , which is also where you’ll find the references backing up what I’ve written below. I often get letters from people about energy breakthroughs … Continue reading

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Compressed air energy storage (CAES)

Besides pumped hydro, CAES is the only other commercially proven energy storage technology that can provide large-scale (over 100 MW) energy storage. How it works: Using off-peak electricity, compressed air is pumped into very large underground cavities at a depth … Continue reading

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