Energy storage

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Private equity firm in talks to buy collapsed startup Britishvolt
Greybull Capital considering bid as administrators at EY try to push through sale of gigafactory project

Jasper Jolly

01, Feb, 2023 @4:06 PM

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‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world
The influential academic says renewables alone can halt climate crisis, with technologies such as carbon capture expensive wastes of time

Damian Carrington Environment editor

23, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Britishvolt: how Britain’s bright battery future fell flat
Startup that hoped to transform UK car production was once valued at more than £800m, but collapsed worth a tiny fraction of that

Jasper Jolly

20, Jan, 2023 @4:49 PM

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Northvolt v Britishvolt: clarity v confusion in the great electric car battery race | Nils Pratley
Fast action in global gigafactory race is happening outside UK, as Swedish pacesetter shows

Nils Pratley

11, Jan, 2023 @1:05 PM

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Nuclear is not the answer to the UK’s energy requirements | Letter
Letter: We need more honesty about the problems of the proposed Sizewell C plant, writes Rae Street

02, Jan, 2023 @2:21 PM

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SSE begins work on hydrogen storage cavern on Yorkshire coast
Exclusive: Renewable energy will be kept in cathedral-sized cave for freezing, windless conditions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

18, Dec, 2022 @11:42 AM

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Cold snap poses first test of Britain’s efforts to prevent winter power cuts
A mild start to winter is about to come to shivering halt, putting extra strain on the country’s power supplies

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Britishvolt scraps plan for second factory in Canada
Troubled startup battery maker formally abandons long-shot plan to build 60GW plant in Quebec

Jasper Jolly

27, Nov, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Can Germany’s economy minister keep the lights on this winter?
Memories of postwar squalor revived by Vladimir Putin’s shutting down of Nord Stream 1 pipeline

Kate Connolly in Berlin

11, Sep, 2022 @11:48 AM

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German chancellor rejects calls to reverse nuclear power plant closures
Olaf Scholz says country has enough energy to get through winter after Russia cut gas supplies

Kate Connolly in Berlin

07, Sep, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Crab and lobster shells could be used to make renewable batteries
Prototype designed using chemical in crustacean shells remains 99.7% efficient after about 400 hours

Sofia Quaglia

01, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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UK fuel exports to Netherlands up by 67% in June, data shows
HMRC figures come as Europe rushes to bank supplies for winter in absence of Russian pipeline

Lisa O'Carroll

12, Aug, 2022 @1:42 PM

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