An artist's impression of what is set to become the UK's largest battery storage facility, with 320 megawatt capacity (Credit: InterGen)

The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy – the intermittency of wind and solar.

The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over Monterey Bay. Visible for miles along this picturesque stretch of the north Californian coast, the 500-foot-tall (150m) pillars crown what was once California’s largest electric power station – a behemoth natural gas-fired generator. Today, as California steadily moves to decarbonise its economy, those stacks …

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Energy white paper: Modelling suggests wind and solar generation could quadruple by 2050

Modelling as part of the government’s long-awaited energy white paper shows that wind and solar generation could more than quadruple by 2050. The modelling – which aimed to help the government understand the potential impact on system costs of reducing carbon emissions at different levels of demand, using different combinations of generating and storage technologies …

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Instances of negative pricing more than double across Europe in 2020

Great Britain saw 80 hours of negative pricing in the first nine months of 2020 as instances of negative day ahead prices more than double across Europe. This is compared with 2019, with levels of negative day ahead prices in 2020 – which came in at 0.8% of the time on average – also being …

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