News and analysis concerning energy storage, including battery storage, research and development of new types of batteries, lithium-ion technology, as well as energy storage connected to mini-grids, distributed energy resources and related to vehicle-to-grid systems.

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UK coal-free for six days and counting

The UK has achieved a new record by avoiding coal-fired generation for the last six days, and counting.
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Icebox Derby to help Illinois girls turn refrigerators into solar race...

Comed has launched its sixth-annual Icebox Derby to encourage women to participate in the electric vehicles and renewable energy industries.
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Shell and partners launch fourth edition of New Energy Challenge

The competition seeks to develop young companies with innovative proposals that will contribute to the energy transition. Entries are still open.

Germany’s Tesvolt will produce 1GWh storage systems – EU first

German energy storage company Tesvolt has announced that is progressing the development of what it says will be the first factory in Europe capable of supplying 1GWh battery storage storage systems.

Webinar: This is not a drill! The weather-resilient Grid

Worldwide, utilities are feeling the realities of climate change, and need to keep the lights, gas and water on in the face of increasingly extreme weather – wildfires, violent storms drought, polar vortices and floods are only set to worsen.
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Vermont utility uses battery storage for energy metering

Green Mountain Power, an energy provider to 265,000 consumers in the US state of Vermont, is testing how battery energy storage can...
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APAC battery storage market “world’s largest” by 2023 – report

The Asia-Pacific region will be the largest market for battery energy storage in the next few years, with a share of the sector worth $6bn by 2023.
Duke Energy

Consumer watchdogs, employers resist Duke Energy rate bill

Duke Energy Corp. is pushing North Carolina legislators to allow the country's largest electric company to line up profitable infrastructure projects years into the future and bypass lengthy regulatory battles.
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Uber launches Jump electric bicycle service in Brussels

Uber has launched its electric bicycle (e-bike) sharing service, Jump, in Brussels, with 500 e-bikes now available for city commuters.

First renewable-powered public buses hit US roads

The US city of Portland, Oregon has announced that its bus fleet will be powered entirely by wind – making it the first public transport sector company in the country to do so, according to TriMet, the city’s mass transit agency.

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