Energy storage

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Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles
EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

Oliver Balch

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Blow to UK battery industry hopes as Johnson Matthey halts research
British chemical giant to exit sector saying it is lagging too far behind rivals already making batteries at scale

Jasper Jolly

11, Nov, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Goto Energy becomes 16th UK supplier to go bust this year
Ofgem to appoint provider for firm’s 22,000 customers as sector contines to reel from record high gas prices

Georgina Quach

18, Oct, 2021 @4:46 PM

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The UK’s reliance on gas imports leaves us open to unpredictable prices | Michael Bradshaw
This autumn’s struggles with soaring gas prices shows ministers the market alone can’t deliver both security and affordability, says Michael Bradshaw, professor of global energy at Warwick Business School

Michael Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Long, cold winter ahead for Britain could keep gas prices soaring to record levels
Meteorologists and energy market experts predict a grim season for hard-pressed and vulnerable families

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

25, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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‘Relying on luck’: why does the UK have such limited gas storage?
Analysis: Closure of huge storage plant, misplaced optimism in fracking and demise of North Sea gas have all played a part

Jillian Ambrose

24, Sep, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Ovo to launch 'half-price' electric vehicle charging tariff
New Drive Anytime rate bids to mirror rivals’ off-peak tariff with savings of 60% a year, supplier claims

Jillian Ambrose

26, Jan, 2021 @7:57 PM

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Cold snap forces UK electricity market prices to new high
National Grid issues urgent call for suppliers to generate extra 524MW of electricity capacity

Jillian Ambrose

05, Jan, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Australia must stop 'whingeing' and make a decision on national energy market, operator says
Audrey Zibelman says market has reached ‘inflection point’ and decision must be made on whether to have single, national market or five state markets

Katharine Murphy Political editor

23, Nov, 2020 @6:42 AM

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UK regions compete to host 'gigafactory' for electric car batteries
Government expected to unveil funding and plans for battery-making factory in near future

Jasper Jolly

15, Nov, 2020 @5:29 PM

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‘Zombie batteries’ causing hundreds of waste fires, experts warn
Industry experts urge people not to throw out batteries with household rubbish or recycling

Damian Carrington Environment editor

26, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Lithium find in Cornwall spurs hopes of regeneration
Discovery of high-grade metal used for electric car batteries ‘could be enough to meet total future UK demand’

Steven Morris

17, Sep, 2020 @9:41 AM

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