State of Flux

Supercharging energy storage innovation to secure US's net zero transition

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U.S. Adoption of Renewable Energy & Addressing Emissions Reduction

The United States is urgently addressing emissions reduction and adoption of renewable energy sources. Key energy efficiency incentives have been created to spur the shift.

The United States is facing a crucial moment in addressing climate change through energy transition. As a country, we rely on fossil fuels, especially coal and natural gas, for electricity generation. Recent global changes and extreme weather events emphasize the necessity of speeding up the shift towards renewable energy sources.

The United States is challenged with reducing greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change and improving energy security amidst geopolitical uncertainties. Reliance on fossil fuels, especially imported oil and gas, poses vulnerabilities that can disrupt energy supply chains and raise energy prices. Renewable sources like solar, hydroelectric, and wind power provide viable alternatives. While wind and solar capacity has been growing, they still make up a small portion of the energy mix compared to fossil fuels. However, decreasing costs of renewable technologies are driving investment and deployment nationwide.

The Importance of Energy Storage in the Renewable Energy Sector

Wind and solar power’s irregular availability can challenge grid stability and reliability. Energy storage technologies are crucial for addressing this by offering grid flexibility and enabling renewable integration. By storing excess energy during peak generation periods and releasing it during high demand or low renewable output times, energy storage helps balance supply and demand, boosting grid resilience. To support the shift to a low-carbon energy system amid climate risks and geopolitical uncertainties, the U.S. must prioritize developing and utilizing energy storage technologies. Government incentives and funding are key to driving innovation and speeding up the adoption of energy storage solutions for a secure, sustainable, and resilient energy future.

Embracing these opportunities and investing in clean energy solutions can help the United States move towards a sustainable, low-carbon energy future, combat climate change, and create a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.

In this Business Insight Note, we survey some of the exciting developments in energy storage innovation set to secure the US’s net zero transition. These include:

  • Rising renewables
  • BEV and storage technologies
  • Path to net-zero
  • Much more!


Storage technologies page of Aymings "State of Flux" pamphlet on energy storage technologies