The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School
Big Batteries Are Booming. So Are Fears They’ll Catch Fire
The world needs thousands of new grid battery installations to fight climate change. They rarely catch fire—but many people are skeptical of having one next door.
“If there have been fires and explosions, then people will connect that to the infrastructure proposed in their community,” says Sanya Carley, codirector of the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, who has studied opposition to clean energy projects.