Gas storage project gets go ahead in light of energy crisis

The project will provide more than 25% of the UK’s storage capacity and make the country far more resilient to future supply issues

US smart electric grid projects receive $11m boost

The modernisation of the grid will enable the integration of a diverse supply of renewable energy sources and help customers reduce their energy consumption, costs and environmental impacts

Australia backs six carbon capture projects with $50m investment

They are expected to create nearly 470 direct jobs and deliver around $412m of investment, most of them in regional areas

US announces $15.5m for solar energy deployment in underserved communities

It is expected to help families and businesses ‘that have been left behind’ in the clean energy transition to reap the benefits of cheaper, renewable power and access to highly-skilled jobs

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence on carbon capture and storage technologies

It is inviting businesses, policymakers, scientists, academics, think tanks and investors to share their views on the potential of two technologies – direct air CCS and bioenergy with CCS

US announces $160m for fossil-based hydrogen projects

The Department of Energy suggests fossil fuels currently provide the lowest cost pathway for producing hydrogen

Enough wind power was curtailed in 2020 to power a million homes for a year

A new report suggests an additional 20GWh of battery storage could see the amount of wind power wasted annually reduced by up to 50%

National Grid signs 25-year deal for Grain LNG terminal

Grain LNG currently has the capacity to store and deliver enough gas to meet at least 25% of the UK’s demand

Fabrication begins on Gravitricity’s £1 million trial energy storage demonstrator

Winch specialist Huisman has now begun creating the gravity-based equipment, which will be trialled early next year in Edinburgh, Scotland

New agreement works towards Ukraine’s first grid-scale energy storage system

Honeywell and DTEK hope to increase the flexibility of Ukraine’s power grid and help the nation decarbonise its energy mix