California likes to be out front on the road to the energy transition, but in one case the US state may have taken a wrong turn, at least according to a research paper published in May 2018. It calls into question the need to continue investing billions of dollars in large-scale banks of batteries to support the grid when sufficient battery capacity for the job may be available in electric cars parked around the state and already paid for by consumers. ...
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