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Synthetic inertia and its role in improving grid stability

John Sterling, director of market & policy affairs at international solar firm First Solar, discusses the role synthetic inertia can play in grid stability and, crucially, how renewables and storage plant could contribute.

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LONG READ: How energy storage helped save the UK’s grid

Earlier this year, at 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in more than a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue.

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GE2019: Can net zero cut through the Brexit fog?

As Britain looks all but certain to return to the polls for the third time in just over four years, Liam Stoker looks at what chance net zero and the climate emergency has of cutting through Brexit and finding itself as a key issue for the electorate.

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A long week in (green) politics

Liam Stoker reflects on another turbulent week in British politics, one that actually saw some semblance of movement on the green agenda.

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