UK Sets Course for a Battery-Based Energy Future, Pouring Millions of Pounds Into Storage

By [email protected] The U.K. is putting battery storage at the center of a distributed electricity system vision unveiled this week.

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark announced a GBP £246 million (USD $321 million) funding package for battery research and development alongside a plan to increase smart energy technology penetration in homes and businesses.

Ministers also announced a ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040, along with £255 million ($332 million) in financing to fight air pollution.

One of the key objectives is to make the U.K. a world leader in battery design and manufacturing, the government said.

“Batteries will form a cornerstone of

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