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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…


The role of energy storage in European energy security policy has moved to the fore with the dispute between Russia and Ukraine over gas. Photo: Gazprom

Energy storage and the Ukrainian gas affair

Storage’s role in securing energy supplies looks likely to come more to the fore following events in Ukraine this week. On Monday the territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia took an energy-related twist as Russia’s…



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Europe’s low-carbon grid at risk

Speaking at Supergrid 2013 this week, Friends of the Supergrid chairman Marcello del Brenna called on European Union (EU) policy makers to deliver a single market in electricity this decade. Putting in place the regulatory framework to…


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Securing Europe’s energy independence

An industry with an annual turnover of over €291 billion has this week called on European decision makers to accelerate the delivery of the infrastructure to achieve the transition to a pan-European electricity market. At their second…