04 Feb '17, 8am

Did Tesla's New Battery Storage Just Turn Fossil Fuels Into Fossils?

Did Tesla's New Battery Storage Just Turn Fossil Fuels Into Fossils?

Tesla Motors, along with AES Corp., and Altagas, may have just brought an end to fossil fuels—at least, in southern California. The three companies each recently took substantial battery storage plants online. “Any one of these projects would have been the largest battery storage facility ever built,” Bloomberg Tech reported. “Combined, they amount to 15 percent of the battery storage installed planet-wide last year.” So, just what is a battery storage plant? As opposed to other more common types of energy storage plants, many of which burn natural gas, battery storage plants store excess energy in, you guessed it, batteries. Very massive batteries. The three new battery storage projects were created to help mitigate future crises like the Aliso Canyon leak in Los Angeles’s Porter Ranch neighborhood, which leaked thousands of tons of methane into the air for four months be...

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