Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) recently finished work on a comprehensive assessment of energy storage technologies. The California Energy Commission is expected to issue the report soon. Prepared in collaboration with researchers at UCLA and UC San Diego, the study recognizes the critical role various energy storage technologies (such as batteries, compressed air, and hydro pumped storage) can play in adapting the grid to the intermittent nature of solar and wind power and in reducing fossil fuel use.
This Wednesday, the Berkeley center will discuss the results of the study in a presentation at the law school which is co-sponsored by CLEE, the Farella Braun & Martel law firm, and the Environmental Law Institute. The event begins at 5pm this coming Wednesday in the Goldberg Room at Boalt Hall. Admission is free, and MCLE credits are available. Register in advance on the Farella Braun website. Those who can’t attend in person can listen in at 1-940-287-4000, participation code 77411#.