Wyden Introduces STORAGE Act to Build Clean Energy Industry
Yesterday, Senator Wyden continued to his work build a clean energy economy by introducing his STORAGE Act. This bill will help America end its dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels by encouraging the creation of storage facilities critical to an effective renewable energy economy.
Co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the bill will create good jobs and encourage the development of clean, affordable energy from the wind, waves and sunlight by ensuring they can provide a stable supply of power to businesses and consumers.
“I’m even more convinced today than I was a year ago that the country’s energy future rests on these technologies,” said Senator Wyden. “Growing our ability to store renewable energy not only promotes a more efficient use of energy resources, it makes energy sources like wind and solar just as reliable as conventional energy sources that burn fossil fuels.”
Because of fluctuating levels at which wind, wave, and solar energy enter the power grid, communities can often experience periods where they either have too much or too little energy. Without facilites to store excess energy, surges can overwhelm the power grid and dips can lead to outages. Wyden's STORAGE Act would fix this ongoing problem, allowing the renewable energy industry to grow and provide a steady stream of clean energy for consumers.
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