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Regulating the battery industry presents a tricky balancing act for the European Union

28 Jul 2021, 12:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Regulating the battery industry presents a tricky balancing act for the European Union

The European Union has raised the bar for standards in the battery supply chain with a set of regulations it intends to introduce, but a group of academics and industry experts has pointed out some drawbacks with its approach. One of those experts talks to Energy-Storage.news about the implications for stationary energy storage systems.

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VIDEO: Bankable energy storage for the Asia-Pacific region

22 Jul 2021, 01:49 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Bankable energy storage for the Asia-Pacific region

Energy-Storage.news proudly presents this sponsored webinar with Honeywell, where we talk about the potential for battery energy storage across the Asia-Pacific region and how to address concerns around risk and bankability that hold back a powerful wave of decarbonisation opportunity.

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‘No longer economically rational to build gas peakers in Australia’

19 Jul 2021, 03:58 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘No longer economically rational to build gas peakers in Australia’

There’s still a disconnect between what’s achievable and what is actually being achieved in the drive to decarbonise. Despite a boom in renewable energy generation, Australia’s government line is instead commitment to “a gas-fired recovery”. That commitment is a dangerous one, says Lillian Patterson of the Clean Energy Council.

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Batteries as an infrastructure asset class: A new paradigm

12 Jul 2021, 08:55 • By Laurent Segalen
Batteries as an infrastructure asset class: A new paradigm

Battery storage is flexible, remarkable — and investable — but you need to know what you’re doing and know where the market opportunities and limits lie. Renewable and clean energy financier Laurent Segalen from Megawatt-X explains some of the things he’s seen as batteries have become an infrastructure asset in their own right.

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Beyond weatherisation: Energy storage can give ERCOT the flexibility & resilience its networks need

6 Jul 2021, 11:45 • By Wayne Muncaster
Beyond weatherisation: Energy storage can give ERCOT the flexibility & resilience its networks need

Texas' ERCOT market has been one of the US' fastest-growing regions for renewable energy, but recent weather-driven events have made it clear that more needs to be done to ensure electricity system reliability. The answers are already here, affordable and practical, argues Wayne Muncaster, vice-president at commercial demand response platform technology group GridBeyond.

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Hybrid renewables: Why ‘better for the planet’ doesn’t have to mean ‘bad for business’

28 Jun 2021, 04:46 • By Peter Lo
Hybrid renewables: Why ‘better for the planet’ doesn’t have to mean ‘bad for business’

Hybrid renewables are playing a strategic role in accelerating the decarbonisation of power generation and supporting the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as supporting the UK’s net zero by 2050 ambition and its interim emissions reduction of 78% by 2035. Consultant Peter Lo of ITPEnergised discusses the UK’s emergence into the hybrid energy sector and how it is better for our planet, better in the economics and better for offtake.

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Vanadium flow batteries for a zero-emissions energy system

28 Jun 2021, 03:51 • By Ed Porter
Vanadium flow batteries for a zero-emissions energy system

Growth in renewables and corresponding market pricing is the key driver for the commercialisation and global adoption for vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) and an important reason why we will see further growth for this technology over the years to come, says Ed Porter of Invinity Energy Systems.

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Time for California to ‘follow the science’ on pumped hydro energy storage

23 Jun 2021, 13:27 • By Jeffrey G. Harvey, Ph.D.
Time for California to ‘follow the science’ on pumped hydro energy storage

Eagle Mountain is a large-scale pumped hydro energy storage project under development in California. It's a win-win project, argues Jeff Harvey, a consultant with over 35 years experience in California and senior environmental scientist for developer NextEra Energy Resources.

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Inside Europe’s newest frequency response opportunity for energy storage, aFRR

21 Jun 2021, 14:18 • By Tanguy Poirot, Corentin Baschet
Inside Europe’s newest frequency response opportunity for energy storage, aFRR

A cross-border platform is being created in Europe for the provision of secondary reserve to maintain the grid's operating frequency, which will be open to energy storage in the coming years. Tanguy Poirot, analyst, and Corentin Baschet, head of market analysis at energy storage specialist consultancy Clean Horizon take a deep dive.

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VIDEO: Financiers discuss the US energy storage investment landscape

3 Jun 2021, 13:45 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Financiers discuss the US energy storage investment landscape

Investment in energy storage in the US has gradually built up momentum, but what will really take it into the mainstream - and when? A panel of financiers discuss their opinions and experiences in this panel session.