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WWF responds to the £246m investment in developing battery technology in the UK

Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate and Energy at WWF commented on yesterday’s announcement by the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, of a £246 million investment in developing battery technology in the UK

“Battery storage is a clear game-changer in our ability to produce clean power from renewables. These technologies give us flexibility to run on solar when the sun isn’t shining, and be powered by wind when it is still. It will support the transition to electric cars and enable our homes to be more efficient – which means cheaper, as well as cleaner and greener energy. It is critical in engaging us all with the energy we use, and giving us the tools we need to use it better.

“Although this investment is very heartening, it is only one piece in a much bigger jigsaw that will show us how we decarbonise our economy over the next decade, and beyond. We need to see the whole picture and we urgently need to see the UK Government’s long overdue Clean Growth Plan.”

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