by Julian Spector
June 27, 2017

When people fight about deep decarbonization, they’re really fighting about how to store surplus renewable energy.

Last week saw plenty of fighting over the right way to cut carbon from the grid, as a 21-scientist cohort published a stinging, peer-reviewed rebuttal to the widely circulated 100 percent renewable roadmap put forth by Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson.

My account of that intellectual conflict is here, but for this week’s Storage+ I wanted to dig into how energy storage plays the role of kingmaker in the jockeying to design a...