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Greener power, but not necessarily cheaper!

Business & Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced in a keynote speech on the Industrial Strategy the launch of the first phase of a £246m government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development & manufacture of electric batteries.

Known as the Faraday Challenge, the 4-year investment round is a key part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.  It will deliver a coordinated programme of competitions that will aim to boost both the research and development of expertise in battery technology.
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