Better batteries: the hunt for an energy storage solution. If renewable energy is going to provide a steady source of energy to power grids, we need to find ways of storing it. Lithium-ion batteries are the dominant technology, but other options could include vanadium batteries, liquid hydrogen and even volcanic rocks.
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Scottish Renewables report warns ‘UK will fail to meet’ climate change targets without long duration storage. Scottish Renewables has warned that the UK’s climate change targets will not be met without the removal of barriers to long duration storage such as pumped storage hydro. The caution comes in a new report produced by Riverswan Energy Advisory and funded by Scottish Renewables, the British Hydropower Association, Buccleuch, CCSQ, Drax, Intelligent Land Investments Group and SSE Renewables. The report said that whilst the need for long duration storage was detailed in the energy white paper, there were “no specific market mechanisms to ensure this can be delivered”.
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