New heating system could double EU’s energy storage

A new electric heating storage system could help double the amount of energy stored across Europe by 2050. A report looking at the potential impact of the smart electrical thermal storage (SETS) technology (pictured) claims switching to it could provide an additional 54GW of storage capacity in the next four decades. Energy consultancy KEMA, which […]

Most Germans keen on efficiency but only half acting on it

Four fifths of Germans are keen to be more energy efficient to save money according to a recent study. But despite this eagerness only 47% are acting to reduce their energy use. “Challenging” economic times are throwing a spotlight on the cost savings to be made from energy reduction, said energy consultancy KEMA, which polled […]

Energy firms form new European energy storage group

Thirteen firms from the energy industry have formed a group to promote the role of energy storage in the Europe market this week. The Brussels-based European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) counts French energy supplier EDF, British engineers at Siemens and green energy producer DONG Energy among its founding members. Italy’s largest power company […]