Drax: Britain needs 10 times more energy storage capacity to hit net zero

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Energy storage will be needed to smooth peaks and troughs in demand | Credit: Anesco
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Energy storage will be needed to smooth peaks and troughs in demand | Credit: Anesco

Great Britain will need at least 30GW of energy storage to meet its climate goals, according to new research from Drax

Great Britain must increase its energy storage capacity 10-fold if it is to meet its net zero goals, new research from Drax reveals today. The analysis, drawn up by Imperial College London on behalf...

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