Winning the Clean Energy Transformation
With passage of its new federal energy bill, the U.S. Senate has acknowledged what the Bay Area Council’s 21st Century Infrastructure Initiative has been saying: the transformation to a reliable and affordable energy system built on clean and renewable energy will require a new approach to electricity grids, energy demand management, and energy research. The Senate bill follows the lead of states like California that are planning for more flexible energy distribution grids and for large scale energy storage. It’s all part of the Council’s agenda of “winning the clean energy transformation,” and it’s encouraging to see the federal government joining the cause. Bay Area Council members are invited to join its 21st Century Infrastructure Energy Committee and to participate in its meetings and dialogues on advanced and clean energy technology, economics, and policy. To join the Committee, contact Senior Vice President Michael Cunningham.