Energy Storage and Pollution
Yesterday I had the privilege of laying out my bill, H.B. 2712, for a third reading before the Texas House of Representatives. H.B. 2712 relates to energy storage in non-attainment areas which can be utilized to reduce emissions.
Energy storage mitigates emissions and helps control air pollution caused by refineries. Electrical power grids used to distribute electricity throughout plants often times face frequency fluctuations and black-out periods which cause industrial facilities to experience massive emission excursions.
Emission limitations in non-attainment areas make it difficult to create new technology. Energy storage can charge from the electric grid and discharge the energy in a non-attainment area when needed. Because energy storage is emission free, a facility may receive power while avoiding pollution issues.