US mulls tax support for storage

BY RICHARD HEAP: The US Senate will soon debate a bill that could give a huge boost to investors in storage. This legislation would put climate change at the heart of investment in US infrastructure….

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Why NEC’s storage exit shouldn’t worry investors

BY RICHARD HEAP: It’s been a good year for the energy storage sector despite everything. The global financial and oil crises have shown there are opportunities for investors in storage to profit from volatile energy…


Interview: Zinc8’s Ron MacDonald on growth plans

BY RICHARD HEAP: “There’s a huge differential. The more capacity you add to our system, the cheaper the overall system becomes,” says Ron MacDonald (pictured), chief executive of Vancouver-based zinc-air battery storage company Zinc8 Energy…



California storage reaches its JFK moment

  BY RICHARD HEAP: It’s 59 years since President John F. Kennedy claimed that the US would land a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. In 1969, it achieved this goal….


Urgent steps needed to embrace green hydrogen

BY CHARLES YATES, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CMY CONSULTANTS: Europe is leading a green hydrogen revolution that is gaining pace worldwide. Global consultancy Afry has identified ten large green hydrogen projects in development in eight western European…



Hawaii pushes on with 3GWh storage drive

BY RICHARD HEAP: Hawaiian Electric has thrown its support behind a solar and storage revolution. On Monday, the US utility confirmed it has awarded support for 16 projects – a mix of standalone storage and…