Will Energy Storage Get A Boost From Natural Disasters?

Aug. 20, 2013
  Energy Storage will get a boost as a result of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, says Ron MacDonald, former Canadian Parliament member and Executive Chairman of American Vanadium, which produces energy storage systems. Policymakers in New York State and elsewhere are improving their infrastructure systems, which will result in more money going into the […]

Energy Storage will get a boost as a result of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, says Ron MacDonald, former Canadian Parliament member and Executive Chairman of American Vanadium, which produces energy storage systems. Policymakers in New York State and elsewhere are improving their infrastructure systems, which will result in more money going into the industry, he says. Interview by Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com.

You may want to check out this recent article from Energy Efficiency Markets, about a Navigant Research report on the growing numbers of technologies–and the need for systems integrators in this industry:

Energy Storage: Calling All Systems Integrators

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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