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Waking the sleeping giant of small scale demand-side response in UK

The challenge of integrating large amounts of intermittent cheap renewable electricity requires a transformation of the energy system. The use of demand-side response (DSR) from distributed sources in homes, shops and offices is a potential source of flexibility. Controlling loads interactively also allows convergence between the electricity, heat and mobility sectors and helps to build […]

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Germany can future-proof RES support, foster innovation and reduce costs

Integrating renewable generation into the German electricity market is increasingly challenging. A new E4tech study proposes a solution for cost-efficient integration of renewables into grids and markets, whilst balancing and fostering technology and business model innovation. The work, commissioned by the German Renewables Foundation (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) and Deutsche Messe AG, has been widely […]

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Bigger, better, faster, more challenging: reflections on LCV2016

There are events where the attendees and organisers involuntarily conspire to ‘talk a good show’ whilst the reality is more subdued. LCV2016 was not one of those events. Blazing sunshine, record attendance and a wide array of display vehicles contributed to an upbeat atmosphere for the UK’s main low carbon vehicles event. Other positive factors […]

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El Hierro island goes 100% renewable

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, is now satisfying 100 % of its energy needs with renewable energy, becoming the first isolated region on the planet to achieve this according to Energy Live News. E4tech made its own contribution to this amazing result between 2004 and 2007 when we, as part of the European […]

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E4tech’s Paul Robson to discuss policies for storing renewable energy at IEA-RETD workshop

Tomorrow, 26 August, the IEA-RETD is hosting a workshop in London on current key issues of Renewable Energy Technology Deployment: renewable energy finance, energy storage, and renewable transport policies. Paul will present the project E4tech is currently conducting for the IEA-RETD on policy relevant aspects relating to renewable energy and storage and where policy makers […]

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