Huge new energy storage sites across the UK need better regulation to prevent the risk of "toxic" fires, a Conservative former minister has said.
Brian Wilson takes a look at a recent Scottish Parliament committee, which had plenty of "possibilities and doubts" on the future but not a firm agenda on replacing Scotland's energy supply.
SSE is set to pledge £100 million to Britain’s biggest pumped hydro storage scheme in four decades.
Siemens Energy is confident that hydrogen will assure a green future for its gas turbine technology – the question is whether there will be enough green fuel to go around.
The Megawatt Hour is the latest podcast boxset brought to you by Energy Voice Out Loud in paid partnership with BDO. This new monthly series will examine how energy storage technologies are reshaping, reinforcing and recharging energy markets in the UK and around the globe.
NatWest Head of Climate Change James Close and EV’s Europe Editor Allister Thomas are joined by Ben Guest, head of new energy at asset management firm Gresham House, to discuss energy storage and the challenges around financing and credit-risking new technologies - and their thoughts on the outcome of COP three months on.
Consultancy Crondall Energy has been awarded a share of a £6.7 million UK Government pot to try to use North Sea infrastructure to solve the puzzle of energy storage.
The Hallen Battery Energy Storage Scheme (BESS) near Bristol has begun storing and releasing electricity, ahead of completion later this quarter.
The third instalment of Energy Voice’s Gigawaters podcast explores the futuristic technology that will support Scotland’s offshore wind sector, as guests talk artificial intelligence and robotics, and the innovative companies and individuals hoping to bring them to the market.
For how long will fossil fuel-generated electricity remain a critical part of our electrical systems? That is the question for those seeking to predict the pace of the global energy transition.
One of Scotland’s biggest landowners is planning to build a renewable energy park on the site of a former opencast coalmine.
Here’s more evidence the clean-tech boom is only getting bigger. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the clean-tech venture capital fund led by Bill Gates, has raised $1 billion for a second round of investments after backing 45 startups with its first billion.
NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, announced today it has completed the commissioning of a total of 50 MW of energy storage projects in the UK with VLC Energy, a joint venture between Low Carbon, a renewable energy investment company, and VPI Immingham, owner of one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe and part of the Vitol Group.
A battery the size of four shipping containers is being installed at a power plant to help keep electricity supplies stable, energy firm E.ON said.
A scheme which will use two disused slate quarries on the edge of Snowdonia as reservoirs for power storage has been given the go-ahead by the Government.
Apple has issued $1.5 billion in bonds dedicated to financing clean energy projects across its global business operations, the largest green bond to be issued by a US corporation.
The UK’s first compressed air energy storage project is to be awarded almost 6.5 million euro (£4.6m) by the European Union. It will hold air in specially engineered salt caverns under high pressure on Northern Ireland’s east coast before releasing it to drive turbines and create power for the grid. The money will pay for environmental impact assessments, planning and design, the Gaelectric firm behind the innovative scheme said. The system could generate up to 330 megawatts of electricity - enough to sustain thousands of homes - for up to six hours and the EU said it will contribute to energy security in the UK and Ireland.
My father was a senior manager and engineer in the nationalised electricity industry.