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Long Duration Energy Storage Council Membership More Than Doubles As More Companies Commit to Net-Zero Mission

Council Adds 29 Members In First Half of 2022

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Report Assembles Toolbox of Policy Options for Accelerating Flexibility Required to Meet Net-Zero Power

New research report reviews policy options to help society overcome obstacles to widespread deployment of LDES

Operators should switch to new 24x7 PPAs, says energy storage group

Operators should switch to new power purchase agreements (PPAs) which match green energy production with their consumption 24 hours a day, according to an energy storage body.

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Selects Larissa Fair as Communications Director, North America

Energy Storage Communications Leader Will Help Steer Council Efforts Toward Accelerating Deployment of Long Duration Energy Storage Technologies

Long-duration energy storage ‘for everyone’ says US DoE as McKinsey publishes advice to corporates

The US government Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) as it prepares to rollout a package worth more than half a billion dollars to support the development and commercialisation of long-duration energy storage (LDES).

LDES Council Report Highlights Potential for New Type of Power Purchase Agreement to Accelerate Decarbonization of Electricity Consumption

24/7 clean Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) can reduce the need for fossil fuels and improve risk management for electricity purchasers by providing a form of time-matched clean power supply

Why “24/7” clean power means more than “100% renewables”

Around the world, tens of gigawatts of renewable energy generation capacity is being contracted each year by big business as a key plank of corporate decarbonisation strategies, often aiming for the headline-grabbing target of 100% renewables.

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Names Julia Souder as Executive Director

The (“The Council”) announced today that energy and environmental veteran Julia Souder was selected to be the organization’s first Executive Director. Souder will lead the Council’s strategy and vision to enable the advancement of long duration energy storage to the center stage of the energy transition worldwide.

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Announces Inaugural Board

Global organization driving rapid decarbonization through accelerated deployment of Long Duration Energy Storage technologies

The Renewable Energy Revolution will need Renewable Storage

The German word Dunkelflaute means “dark doldrums.” It chills the hearts of renewable-energy engineers, who use it to refer to the lulls when solar panels and wind turbines are thwarted by clouds, night, or still air. On a bright, cloudless day, a solar farm can generate prodigious amounts of electricity; when it’s gusty, wind turbines whoosh neighborhoods to life. But at night solar cells do little, and in calm air turbines sit useless. These renewable energy sources stop renewing until the weather, or the planet, turns.

Long Duration Energy Storage Council Welcomes Eleven New Members Demonstrating Continued Diverse Interest in Using LDES Technologies to Enable a Secure, Low-Carbon Energy Future

Long Duration Energy Storage Council adds 12 new members demonstrating strong momentum around using LDES technologies to accelerate carbon neutrality

The Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council, a global CEO-led organisation focused on replacing the use of fossil fuels.

Bill Gates endorses LDES

The importance of LDES in reaching net-zero by 2050 is emphasised in a tweet from Breakthrough Energy founder Bill Gates.

FT - Energy groups call for $3tn long duration storage push

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Energy Industry Leaders Sign Agreement to Create Long Duration Energy Storage Council and Accelerate Carbon Neutrality

Signing ceremony at COP26 sees CEOs and Senior Executives confirm the foundation of the Long Duration Energy Storage Council with aim to achieve grid net-zero by 2040 through the deployment of 85-140TWh of 8 hour+ storage technologies.

Long Duration Energy Storage Companies Form Council to Accelerate Carbon Neutrality

The Long Duration Energy Storage Council is being formed by 24 technology companies, users and investors to achieve grid net-zero by 2040. This will see ~10% of all energy being stored in 8 hour+ storage technologies, requiring 85-140TWh of deployed capacity

LDES Council Report concludes that 1.5-2.5 TW and 85-140 TWh long duration energy storage could be deployed globally by 2040

On November 23 2021 the LDES Council will publish its first annual report on the need for long duration energy storage to reach Net Zero carbon emissions.

Ambri secures $144m financing to commercialize and grow

Ambri Inc. has announced that it has secured a $144 million financing to commercialize and grow its daily cycling, long-duration system technology, and to build a domestic manufacturing facility

Enlighten to Present Virtually at the Energy Storage Canada Conference

Steve Reynish, chief executive officer and president, will present virtually at the Energy Storage Canada’s conference

Lolland to become a hub for hot rock energy storage Odense

The energy and fibre-optic group Andel has decided to place a new energy storage facility at Rødby, an ideal location when it comes to removing the barriers to the green transition.