Earth2tech offers “3 Questions for 3 Energy Storage Experts.” The three questions:
- Why is energy storage so essential to the new energy economy?
- What is the most important use or implementation of energy storage?
- Which energy storage innovation do you most believe in?
Not exactly hard-hitting, investigative journalist-type questions, but useful in inspiring some informative chatter about what is going on in energy storage.
For my tastes, the answers to the first question over-emphasized the importance of energy storage to the respondent’s vision of the future energy economy. I’d be better sold by an answer that emphasized the potential to reduce costs and improve services to energy consumers.
Of course, the question primes for a wishful-thinking answer. The difference between me and the three energy storage experts – other than my obvious lack of energy storage expertise – is that I wish for different kinds of things.
To me the answer to “Why is energy storage so essential to the new energy economy?” is that better energy storage eventually allows the withering away of the state’s specialized regulatory apparatus for the electric power business.
Yeah, I know, I’m a dreamer.