US utility-scale battery storage capacity to nearly triple by 2023

It could exceed 2,500MW over the next four years if currently planned additions are completed and no operating capacity is retired

US crude oil production hit new record in 2018

Production in December last year was the highest monthly level seen in US history

EU member states ‘continue to struggle with emissions’

Full implementation of EU environmental legislation is expected to save the economy around €55bn every year

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US coal exports reach five-year high in 2018

They have risen since 2016 as international prices have made it more economic for US producers to sell the fuel source overseas

US ‘to export more energy than it imports by 2020’

It is forecast to happen as increases in crude oil and natural gas production outpace growth in US energy consumption

US sees surge in natural gas exports

It has continued to export more natural gas than it imports for five of the first six months in 2018

Hydro and fossil fuels powering Sub-Saharan Africa’s electricity growth

They were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015

US surpasses Saudi Arabia as world’s top crude oil producer

The trend is expected to continue for the rest of the year as well as through 2019

Fossil fuels still most common power source in majority of US states

Coal generation still provides the largest power share in 18 states

US utilities spending $51bn a year on upgrading distribution networks

Investment in customer meters has also more than doubled over the past decade as companies have upgraded them to smart meters