Battery storage and renewables will modernise Britain’s energy supply
24 July 2017
Posted by: RenewableUK
RenewableUK is responding to Business Secretary Greg Clark’s speech today, which launched the Government’s new £246 million Faraday Challenge.
RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said: “Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the world-leader in innovative battery storage technologies. The energy sector agrees that a clean, flexible and modern energy system is the future, a future which relies on a clear vision from Government, working in partnership with businesses.
Renewables are a mainstream technology, reliably providing over 25% of our electricity. The advent of battery storage is the missing puzzle piece which will allow us to maximise the potential of our world-beating renewable energy resources here in the UK”.
For further information, please contact:
· Adam Wentworth, Communications Officer, 0207 901 3038 or 07791 702702 Adam.Wentworth@RenewableUK.com
1. RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.
2. More detail about the launch can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-to-establish-uk-as-world-leader-in-battery-technology-as-part-of-modern-industrial-strategy