Policy

COP21 2015: We analyse what participants at the Paris Climate Conference are saying about climate change and energy storage, and how it will affect global industry investment. Photo credit: COP21

Storage seen as key in COP21 talks

By Jason Deign Energy storage looks set to benefit from increased funding worldwide if leaders make good on pledges at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) this week. Up to USD$30 trillion in investment could be freed…




A focus on solar power and energy storage in Greece could offer Alexis Tsipras and his new government a way to fulfil its election pledges. Photo credit: Syriza

An energy storage solution for Greece?

UPDATE: Minutes after this article went out in our newsletter, the Greek government announced it was paralysing the privatisation of the energy sector. Whether, or how, Syriza will support renewables, and potentially energy storage, is…


Energy storage in Arizona should see huge growth if new procurement proposals from the state utility APS and RUCO are approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Photo: Abengoa, Solana solar power station

Arizona’s answer to the US carbon headache?

Arizona could become the next big market for energy storage if a settlement agreed last month gets the go-ahead from regulators. And in doing so it could help lead the way in overcoming an energy…


How will European energy policy be affected by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy designate. We analyse the background of Junker's proposed candidate from Spain. Photo credit: European Commission

EU policy: Juncker puts a Spaniard in the works

In July we cautiously predicted Jean-Claude Juncker’s election as European Commission (EC) president might be good news for energy storage. Now we are not so sure. His choice of energy commissioner appears dubious, to say the very…


Energy storage in Texas: with its solar and wind energy resources, plus favourable legislation, it could be the home of the oil boom, not California, that becomes the model to follow.

Energy Storage in Texas

Texas. It has always been of huge and obvious importance to the US energy economy, both as a producer of hydrocarbons and as a massive consumer, thanks to its enormous geographical area and its position…


The election of Jean-Claude Juncker as EC president has implications for European energy policy and energy storage. Photo credit: Inelfe: the France – Spain HVDC plus interconnection, part of the European HVDC transmission grid

Europe’s controversial election to help storage?

Energy storage fans may have cause for optimism if last week’s European Commission (EC) presidential election leads to more joined-up thinking on energy policy. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron was strongly opposed to the election of Jean-Claude…