December 17, 2019

CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Tax Provisions

“We are disappointed in the tax provisions announced this morning that omitted a provision for stand-alone energy storage,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association. “This was a clear opportunity for Congress to address the urgent challenges of climate change and to support clean energy innovation. The Energy Storage Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019 is a bipartisan measure to level the playing field for energy storage technologies that enable a more resilient, efficient and sustainable grid.”

“Despite this missed opportunity,” she continued, “ESA and our members are not dissuaded from continuing our efforts to finally include energy storage in the ITC. We look forward to working with our storage champions—Senators Heinrich, Collins and Gardner; and Representatives Doyle, Blumenauer and Buchanan—to pass this common-sense legislation into law.”

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