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Drax the polluter, giving lessons in how to work with renewables

Having just read several thousand words written on behalf of Drax, by two Imperial College professors, under the title “Drax electric Insights” we are none the wiser about its claim that the UK may need as many as 30 GW of energy storage capacity. It might, and it might not, what’s your point exactly? The report says nothing about it apart from that bald line, energy storage may need to go from 3 GW today to 30 GW in the future. There is no timeline, no calculations, no basis for that precise amount. It is just dangles as a prohibitive hurdle or “cost.” Today there are two reasons to install energy storage – to support grid stability, under sub-contract to…

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