Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
Eurelectric has pledged to reach carbon neutrality within Europe’s power supply “well before” the year 2050.
Digitalisation in solar and across the wider European energy market could create “vast” market opportunities and entirely new business models, a new report has found.
Great Britain’s electricity networks will collaborate on new markets for flexibility services to rival the need for traditional upgrade investments, developing a national smart grid which could deliver £17 billion back to the economy by 2050.
Independent energy supplier So Energy has claimed to be the first in the UK to offer its customers the choice of where their energy is supplied from.
Clean energy utility Good Energy is to install its first battery storage project for long-time partner the Eden Project.
The Green Investment Group has today launched a new service to help medium and large energy users adopt distributed energy systems.
LO3 Energy has launched what it has labelled as a patented blockchain software and transaction system.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has implored energy sector stakeholders to engage and collaborate with network companies in order to boost innovation.
Centrica has pitched its future vision of the UK’s business energy market, suggesting that greater distributed power could save the economy billions, create thousands of jobs and help boost productivity.
Earlier today chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget which, amongst a raft of other measures, pledged new funding to drive electric vehicle growth but dealt what some have labelled a “catastrophic blow” to new renewable deployment in the UK. Here is how the green economy has responded.
Budget 2017: Government unveils EV funding bonanza, confirms no new low carbon levies
Verv has laid claim to launching the UK’s first energy trading community at a housing estate in Hackney.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has this morning slammed the government over its handling of the Hinkley Point C contract, identifying a catalogue of errors that it said could see consumers footing the bill.
The UK working alongside Canada has launched an international alliance committing at least 25 nations and states to accelerate the phasing out of unabated coal power in favour of clean energy growth.
The aptly-named Development House in the heart of London’s tech city of Old Street hosts Open Utility, a firm intent on disrupting, but also collaborating with, UK electricity’s established names. Clean Energy News sat down with CEO and co-founder James Johnson to discuss the company's global rise and what areas it has in its sights going forward.
UK renewables and battery developer Anesco has warned that the looming de-rating of battery storage in the Capacity Market risks scaring investors away from the technology.
What is thought to be the largest operating containerised vanadium redox flow machine system in the UK has been connected to the grid by redT energy, with the 1MWh project becoming the first to sign up to a local energy market being set up by Centrica.
Ofgem has revealed how it could overhaul current network access arrangements and charges in a bid to address perceived system imbalances and save consumers significant sums.
Digitalisation looks set to bring about fundamental change in the energy sector, saving hundreds of billions of US dollars by easing network constraints and removing the need for new infrastructure.
E.On has launched a new campaign to promote its fledgling EV charging network as it prepares to bring E.On Drive to the UK.
After much anticipation, the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) is finally out and has been swiftly followed by the Helm Review. Steve Mack, head of investments at Low Carbon, looks at how the two publications fit into the bigger picture of UK energy policy and what to look out for in the future from the upcoming Budget and the Industrial Strategy White Paper.
Flexible and distributed energy sources in the UK will reach 25GW by 2030 according to Aurora Energy Research, which has forecast potential annual revenues close to £3 billion as batteries, ‘peakers’ and demand-side response (DSR) come to the fore.
Engie has agreed to divest its last remaining stakes in UK thermal as it continues to transform itself into a low carbon power company.
EDF Energy Renewables has sold its majority stake in five onshore wind farms to pursue other renewable projects in the UK.
The traditional ‘supplier hub’ model of energy supply in the UK may “break down” as the UK power market continues to become more decentralised, Ofgem has warned.
Dieter Helm has pitched his vision for the future energy market, including a “significantly diminished” role for Ofgem as its responsibilities are largely redistributed.
Digital technologies within the UK power system have and will continue to unlock a whole range of new benefits that can be delivered by solar, as well as cost reductions, increased performance and optimised revenue, according to a new report from trade body SolarPower Europe (SPE).
Chris Pritchett, contract lawyer and partner heading up the energy and environment practice at Foot Anstey, recently served as moderator for the “Developers and financiers debate” at the Energy Storage Conference at the Solar & Storage Live 2017 show in Birmingham. In attendance were fund managers and project developers and a robust discussion followed and afterwards, Chris caught up with Andy Colthorpe for an in-depth interview on camera.
Last month Vattenfall invited Clean Energy News to visit Parc y Cymoedd, the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and home of the company's first energy storage project in the UK, one of eight in total to have won an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year. As the company explained, after a "very steep, almost vertical learning curve" Vattenfall is ready to take on whatever National Grid comes up with next.