Huge VAT increase for solar and battery storage products

Supplies of coal as a fuel for homes will continue to receive a reduced 5% VAT rate

EU approves new emissions limits in Italian capacity market scheme

The changes will prevent coal plants from taking part in the auction, with the first one scheduled to take place later this year

Centrica launches global EV offer with solar and storage

Businesses will be able to meet additional power demands of new charging points by generating, storing and managing their own electricity on site

TESS 2019: How can thermal energy storage benefit SMEs?

Dr Shivangi Sharma from the University of Birmingham will be discussing the topic at The Energy Solutions Show (TESS)

Battery firm charges up £120m for electric bus fleets

Zenobe Energy is inviting local councils as well as bus and fleet operators to partner on projects

Toyota to test blockchain peer-to-peer energy trading in Japan

The project will assess the feasibility of a two-way, self-autonomous electricity supply system that allows direct trading between consumers

New task force seeks offshore wind integration solutions

It will explore using electricity from offshore wind farms to generate and store hydrogen as a power source

US to become world’s largest market for grid-connected energy storage

New research suggests solar combined with battery storage as well as peaking capacity requirements are driving increased procurement

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Subsidy cuts see energy investors shift focus away from renewables

A new report from SmartestEnergy suggests battery storage technology and gas peaking plants are being increasingly invested in

Toshiba explores peer-to-peer energy trading with Japanese utility

They will look at different models involving technologies such as solar power, battery storage and blockchain