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Advocating for Safer Lithium Coin Batteries

Advocating for Safer Lithium Coin Batteries

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA Lithium coin batteries are ubiquitous in today’s consumer-centric America. Everything from your wrist watch to your garage door opener—not to mention the seemingly endless variety of electronic toys for grown-ups and kids alike—might run on coin cells. The number grows each year—a good trend for the consumer whose life Read more […]

The Role Energy Storage Plays in a High-Renewable-Energy Future

The Role Energy Storage Plays in a High-Renewable-Energy Future

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Garrett Fitzgerald, PhD, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute With Tesla announcing a home battery that uses electricity generated from solar panels, the German company Sonnenbatterie entering the U.S. market, and massive grid-scale storage projects popping up in Hawaii and California, 2015 was the year of the battery. It also happened to be the year of the first global Read more […]